1 Go tell the story of Jesus, that all the world may hear;
And tell it in simple fashion, that it may start the tear,
And touch the heart of the wayward; and maybe it will win
Another soul for the kingdom, out of the clutch of sin.
Tell the story of Jesus in a loving and earnest way;
Tell the story of Jesus,—it may win a soul today.
2 Go tell the story of Jesus to those about your way;
O tell of the pardon offered to all mankind today;
Tell them he loveth the sinner, altho’ he hates the sin;
And then, perhaps, they will listen, and let the Savior in. [Refrain]
3 Go tell the story of Jesus, and say, “He’s done for me
That which he is always ready to do for thine and thee.”
Out of a heart-burden speaking, thy words may win their way
Into the heart of the careless, and save a soul today. [Refrain]
Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton.
See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co.
--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >
Display Title: Tell the Story of JesusFirst Line: Go tell the story of Jesus, that all the world may hearTune Title: [Go tell the story of Jesus, that all the world may hear]Author: E. E. RexfordDate: 1910Subject: Testimony |