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738. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

1 Tell me the stories of Jesus
I love to hear;
Things I would ask Him to tell me
If He were here;
Scenes by the wayside,
Tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus,
Tell them to me.

2 First let me hear how the children
Stood round His knee;
And I shall fancy His blessing
Resting on me:
Words full of kindness,
Deeds full of grace,
All in the love-light
Of Jesus’ face.

3 Into the city I’d follow
The children’s band,
Waving a branch of the palmtree
High in my hand;
One of His heralds,
Yes, I would sing
Loudest hosannas!
Jesus is King!

4 Tell me, in accents of wonder,
How rolled the sea,
Tossing the boat in a tempest
On Galilee!
And how the Master,
Ready and kind,
Chided the billows,
And hushed the wind.

5 Tell how the sparrow that twitters
On yonder tree,
And the sweet meadow-side lily
May speak to me—
Give me their message,
For I would hear
How Jesus taught us
Our Father's care.

6 Show me that scene in the garden,
Of bitter pain;
And of the cross where my Saviour
For me was slain—
Sad ones or bright ones,
So that they be
Stories of Jesus,
Tell them to me.


Text Information
First Line: Tell me the stories of Jesus
Title: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
Author: William H. Parker (1845-1929) (1904)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1972
Topic: Book Three: Children's Hymns and Songs
Copyright: Used by permission of the National Christian Education Council.
Notes: And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them. Mk. 10:13.
Tune Information
Composer: Frederic A. Challinor (b. 1866)
Key: C Major
Copyright: Used by permission of the National Christian Education Council.
Notes: M.M. 126

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