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Go and Tell the Story

Go and tell the story to thy friends today

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Go and tell the story to thy friends today] (Ogden)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Go and tell the story to thy friends to-day,
How the Lord of glory met thee on thy way;
How He cleansed thy spirit from the stain of sin,
Driving out the foe who reigned thy heart within.

Go and tell the story, tell it fer and wide,
How the Lord of glory for the sinner died;
And the soul that hears it, and in faith believes,
Straightway he the cleansing from the Lord receives.

2 Go and tell the story, of His pow'r to save,
Of the sinful "Legion" sunk beneath the wave;
Tell of His compassion, of His love so true,
Of the wondrous things the Lord hath done for you. [Chorus]

3 Go and tell the story, how He reigns above,
Winning men to glory thro' His dying love;
How He waits to crown them kings forevermore,
In the home awaiting, on the other shore. [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns: Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #221

Author: William A. Ogden

William Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Go and tell the story to thy friends today
Title: Go and Tell the Story
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go and tell the story, tell it far and wide
Copyright: Public Domain



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