743. I Love to Tell the Story

1 I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love;
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true,
It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.

Refrain:
I love to tell the story,
’Twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story
Of Jesus and His love.

2 I love to tell the story, more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams;
I love to tell the story, it did so much for me,
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee. [Refrain]

3 I love to tell the story, ’tis pleasant to repeat,
What seems each time I tell it more wonderfully sweet;
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word. [Refrain]

4 I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest;
And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song,
’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I love to tell the story of unseen things above
Title: I Love to Tell the Story
Author: Arabella K. Hankey (1866)
Meter: 13.13.13.13.7.7.7.6
Scripture: Psalm 66:16
Topic: Gospel
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Love_to_Tell_the_Story); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (286); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (527)
Refrain First Line: I love to tell the story
Tune Information
Name: HANKEY
Composer: William G. Fischer (1869)
Meter: 13.13.13.13.7.7.7.6
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Love_to_Tell_the_Story); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (286); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (527)



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