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296. Tell Me the Old, Old Story

1 Tell me the old, old story,
Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory,
Of Jesus and His love;
Tell me the story simply,
As to a little child,
For I am weak and weary,
And helpless and defiled.

Chorus:
Tell me the old, old story,
Tell me the old, old story,
Tell me the old, old story,
Of Jesus and His love.

2 Tell me the story slowly,
That I may take it in -
That wonderful redemption,
God's remedy for sin;
Tell me the story often,
For I forget so soon,
The "early dew" of morning
Has passed away at noon. [Chorus]

3 Tell me the story softly,
With earnest tones and grave;
Remember, I'm the sinner
Whom Jesus came to save;
Tell me the story always,
If you would really be,
In any time of trouble,
A comforter to me. [Chorus]

4 Tell me the same old story,
When you have cause to fear
That this world's empty glory
Is costing me too dear;
Yes, and when that world's glory
Is dawning on my soul,
Tell me the old, old story:
"Christ Jesus makes thee whole." [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: Tell me the old, old story
Title: Tell Me the Old, Old Story
Author: A. Catherine Hankey, 1834-1911
Refrain First Line: Tell me the old, old story
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Love Of God; Salvation
Tune Information
Name: [Tell me the old, old story]
Composer: William H. Doane, 1832-1915
Key: B♭ Major



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