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Tell the glad story abroad

Have you, my dear brother been rescued from sin

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [Have you, my dear brother, been rescued from sin]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Have you, my dear brother, been rescued from sin?
Is Christ the Redeemer abiding within?
Would you help some others salvation to win?
Then tell the glad story abroad.

Oh, tell the glad story, oh, tell what you know,
That sinners find cleansing in Calvary’s flow,
And every heart may be made whiter than snow,
Oh, tell the glad story abroad.

2 Are you, my dear brother, washed whiter than snow?
And now does the cleansing blood over you flow?
And would you have others the same joy to know?
Then tell the glad story abroad. [Refrain]

3 Does Christ, my dear brother, within you now reign?
And sinful enjoyments do you now disdain?
Oh, would you help others a heaven to gain?
Then tell the glad story abroad. [Refrain]

4 Is Christ, my dear brother, now walking with you?
And does he direct in all things that you do?
Oh, would you have others enjoy Jesus too?
Then tell the glad story abroad. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #150

Author: Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have you, my dear brother been rescued from sin
Title: Tell the glad story abroad
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: O, tell the glad story



The Cyber Hymnal #9274
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