1 Because it is true, I am telling to others
The story of Jesus, the One whom I love,
My heart is rejoicing that He is my Saviour,
Some day I shall meet Him in mansions above.
O wonderful story of love everlasting!
It tells of a Saviour so tender and true;
‘Tis dear to my heart, and I never grow weary
Of telling the story, because it is true!
2 Because it is true, I will never feel weary,
Of telling the story which cannot grow old;
My lips are repeating it over and over,
Yet only a part of its beauty is told. [Refrain]
3 Because it is true, I will tell it with gladness
To others who know not my Saviour and Friend;
And when they have found Him, they too will repeat it,
The story of Jesus which never shall end. [Refrain]
C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her.
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 >