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I have read of the sweet olden story

I have read of the sweet olden story

Author: M. S. Kerby
Tune: [I have read of the sweet olden story]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1. I have read of the sweet olden story,
Of the fair, happy Eden above;
Of the beautiful mansions of glory,
In the bright golden city of love.

Refrain
Oh, the sweet olden story
Of the fair, happy Eden above;
Of the beautiful mansions of glory,
In the bright golden city of love.
Refrain

2. I have read of the clear sparkling river,
Bursting out ’neath the great throne of God;
How its sweet waters glide on forever,
Making glad all the host of the Lord. [Refrain]

3. I have read how the banks of that river
By the saints and the angels are trod;
How their glorious anthems forever
Swell the praise of our Savior and God. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6419

Author: M. S. Kerby

Marion Sylvester Kerby, 1857-1913 Born: March 14, 1857, Clay County, North Carolina. Died: February 22, 1913, Texas City, Texas. Buried: La Marque Cemetery, La Marque, Texas. Son of William and Caroline Kerby, Marion was listed as a farmer in the 1880 census in Coryell County, Texas. In 1887, he married Donia Easterling in Bell County, Texas, near Temple; Donia died in May of the following year. Marion attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (1890-91), then married Sallie Munson in 1892 at Hope, Texas. He went on to serve as pastor of the Little River Baptist Church in Jones Prairie, Texas (1895-99). He returned to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville (1899-1901), where he rec… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have read of the sweet olden story
Author: M. S. Kerby
Refrain First Line: O, the sweet olden story

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The Cyber Hymnal #6419
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