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99. I Love to Tell the Story

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.

I love to tell the story, 'Twill be my theme in glory
To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and his love.

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.

I love to tell the story, 'Twill be my theme in glory
To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and his love.

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.

I love to tell the story, 'Twill be my theme in glory
To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and his love.

I love to hear the story Of unseen things above,
Creation and God's glory, Of Jesus and his love;
How Light o'ercomes the darkness, The vision of Shalom;
How God dwells deep within us, And truth will lead us home.

I love to hear the story, It covers us in glory,
That joyful wonderful story Of God's eternal love.

Text Information
First Line: I love to tell the story
Title: I Love to Tell the Story
Author: Catherine Hankey (1866)
Author (v.4): Mary Moehlman
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6. with refrain
Topic: Discipleship; God's Love; Story of Jesus (3 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I love to tell the story
Tune Information
Name: HANKEY
Composer: William G. Fischer (1869)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6. with refrain
Key: A♭ Major



Media
MIDI file: WiS 099 I Love to Tell the Story.mid
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