Come and hear the grand old storyAuthor: Horatius Bonar
Tune: COME AND HEAR THE GRAND OLD STORY
Published in 19 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy ComposerAudio files: MIDI
1 Come and hear the grand old story,
Story of the ages past;
All earth's annals far surpassing
Story that shall ever last.
That the world has ever known.
2 Christ, the Father's Son Eternal,
Once was born a Son of man;
He Who never knew beginning
Here on earth a life began. [Refrain]
3 Here in David's lowly city,
Tenant of the manger-bed,
Child of everlasting ages,
Marty's Infant lays His head. [Refrain]
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #531
Come, and hear the grand old story. H. Bonar. [Life of Christ.] This is the first of 9 lines which introduce a hymn of 17 stanzas of 4 lines. beginning, "Christ the Father's Son Eternal," first published in his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 2nd series, 1861. The hymn, in an abbreviated form, is given in N. Hall's Christ Church Hymnal, 1876, and others.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #11302||The Old Story||Come and hear the grand old story||MISSISSAUGA||Horatius Bonar||87.87.887||<cite>Hymns of Faith and Hope</cite> 2nd series (London, James Nisbet, 1861)|