Have you listened to the story sweet and old

Have you listened to the story sweet and old

Author: W. Haughton
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Have you listened to the story sweet and old,
Filling life with light and glory men have told,
How there came a heav’nly stranger,
Cradle low in Beth’lem’s manger,
Strong to shield you from all danger,
God’s dear fold.

Refrain:
Oh, the story, wondrous story,
Filling earth with light and glory,
Oh, the story, sweet old story,
Tell it o’er and o’er again.

2 It is full of human sweetness ever new,
Rich in love divine completeness, oh, how true!
Grief her lonely vigil keeping,
Care her trust with sorrow steeping,
Lift your eyes and heart it weeping,
‘Tis for you. [Refrain]

3 When I heard the wondrous story so divine,
Coming down thro’ annals hoary, Christ was mine,
Oh, that love beyond comparing,
Burdened heart thy sorrow bearing,
For thy sake the thorn crown wearing,
Is he thine? [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #140

Author: W. Haughton

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First Line: Have you listened to the story sweet and old
Author: W. Haughton

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