Ah 'tis the old, old story

Ah 'tis the old, old story

Author: C. L. Shacklock
Tune: [Ah! ‘tis the old, old story]
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Ah! ‘tis the old, old story,
Tempted and led astray,
Leaving the path of duty,
Choosing the evil way.
Breaking the hearts of mothers,
Slighting their fervent prayers,
Showing the seed which bringeth
Only a wealth of tears.

Ah! ‘tis the old, old story,
Ah! ‘tis the old, old story,
Ah! ‘tis the old, old story,
Tempted and led astray.

2 Robbing the heart of lightness,
Losing the bloom of youth,
Dimming the eyes’ glad brightness,
Stilling the voice of truth.
Missing the pride of manhood,
Missing a noble aim,
Gaining a ship-wrecked nature,
Gaining a sullied name.

Ah! ‘tis the old, old story,
Ah! ‘tis the old, old story,
Ah! ‘tis the old, old story,
Tempted and led astray.

3 But, in an old, old story,
Full of a grace divine,
There is abundant pardon,
Even for sin like thine,
Now, with a contrite spirit,
Turn from the ways of sin,
Knock at the gate of heaven,
Entrance thy soul shall win.

Yes, ‘tis the old, old story,
Yes, ‘tis the old, old story,
Yes, ‘tis the old, old story,
Full of a grace divine.

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #150

Author: C. L. Shacklock

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First Line: Ah 'tis the old, old story
Author: C. L. Shacklock

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Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d6
Joy and Praise #202Page Scan
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #150TextAudioPage Scan
Peerless Praise : a collection of hymns and music for the Sabbath school, with a complete department of elementary instruction in the theory and pract #56Page Scan
Songs of Evangelism: for revival and evangelistic services; Bible schools, young people's meetings, and all occasions of Christian work and worship #138Page Scan
Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2) #135Page Scan
Songs of Service #86Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #150Page Scan
The Royal Fountain No.3: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #18Page Scan
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