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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 8 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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  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



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Carmina Sacra #d69

Enduring Hymns #d76

Glory Songs #d71

Gospel Bells #d76

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

Praise and Service #d72

Songs of Redemption #d37

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The King of Kings #11

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