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I must tell it

I cannot longer silent be

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [I cannot longer silent be]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I cannot longer silent be;
This precious treasure I must share;
The Lord Himself commandeth me
To tell the gospel ev’rywhere.

And so I tell it, I gladly tell it,
Tell of Jesus’ love for you;
And o’er and o’er again I tell it,
Story ever sweet and true.

2 There never was a story told
On earth, since passing time began,
So precious as this story old
Of Jesus’ tender love of man. [Refrain]

3 It warms this old world’s weary heart;
It makes the dark day bright again;
Its old-time charm can ne’er depart,
The sweetest story known to men. [Refrain]

4 O yes! I must again declare
The Savior’s mighty love for you,
How it pursues you ev’rywhere
And keeps you ev’ry hour in view. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #11

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I cannot longer silent be
Title: I must tell it
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: And so I tell it
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Bethany Hymns #10

Carmina Sacra #d69

Enduring Hymns #d76

Gospel Bells #d76

Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d60

Praise and Service #d72

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Sing Unto the Lord #56

Songs of Redemption #d37

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The King of Kings #11

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