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Not Half the Story Sweet

I cannot tell how wonderful

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [I cannot tell how wonderful]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I cannot tell how wonderful,
How great my Saviour’s love,
How precious to my longing soul,
All other gifts above.

Not half can e’er be told,
Not half the story sweet;
I kneel with grateful heart,
And worship at his feet.

2 So much, so much he did for me,
I praise him more and more;
My hope, my strength, my refuge sure,
I’ve prov’d him o’er and o’er. [Refrain]

3 Life’s storms full oft upon me beat,
The night falls gray and chill,
And thro’ the waters deep I pass,
But he is with me still. [Refrain]

4 O precious, precious, precious love!
Alone I could not hear
Life’s crosses and perplexities;
Did not my Saviour care. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel No. 2: for use in religious meetings #66

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." Lyrics-- After the Storm Is Over All in Thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All in thy Hands I Leave, Dear Lord All the Pen­nies Ga­thered Are Thy Days Full Oft­en Drear Are You Cling­ing Close to Je­sus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I cannot tell how wonderful
Title: Not Half the Story Sweet
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Not half can e'er be told



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New Songs of the Gospel (Nos. 1, 2, and 3 combined) #152Page Scan
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