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Jesus and His Love

Representative Text

1 A voice is sweetly singing
Its message in my heart,
And often, o'er its musing,
The tears unbidden start;
No day can be so dreary
But this a balm will prove:

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

2 How often, when life's pathway
Is heaped about with care,
And ev'ry step that's taken
Reveals some hidden snare,
Will this sweet song of comfort
A benediction prove: [Chorus]

3 I fancy, when the morning
Of heaven's day shall break,
And I from earth forever
My journey thence shall take,
No song of angel voices
More sweet to me shall prove: [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #218

Author (Verses): John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Author (Refrain): W. Howard Doane

Doane, W. H. (William Howard), born in Preston, Connecticut, 1831, and educated for the musical profession by eminent American and German masters. He has had for years the superintendence of a large Baptist Sunday School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resides. Although not a hymnwriter, the wonderful success which has attended his musical setting of numerous American hymns, and the number of his musical editions of hymnbooks for Sunday Schools and evangelistic purposes, bring him within the sphere of hymnological literature. Amongst his collections we have:— (1) Silver Spray, 1868; (2) Pure Gold, 1877; (3) Royal Diadem, 1873; (4) Welcome Tidings, 1877; (5) Brightest and Best, 1875; (6) Fountain of Song; (7) Songs of Devotion, 1870;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A voice is sweetly singing
Title: Jesus and His Love
Author (Verses): John R. Clements
Author (Refrain): W. Howard Doane
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell me the old, old story



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Coronation Hymns #71

Crowns of Rejoicing #d3

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Diadems #189

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #199

Inspiring Hymns #d9

Praises #d1

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The New Praiseworthy #218

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The World Evangel #196

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