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I love to tell in song and story

I love to tell in song and story

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Tune: [I love to tell in song and story]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I love to tell in song and story
Of Jesus and His grace,
I fain would shed His blessed sunshine
In ev’ry heart and place.

My Saviour’s love is higher than the stars,
‘Tis deeper than the sea;
O the wealth of all the world could never do
What He has done for me.

2 I love to tell of how He found me,
In sorrow, sin and night,
Of how His tender touch of healing
Restored my soul to light. [Refrain]

3 I love to tell that now His favor,
Supplies my ev’ry need,
For in the secret of His presence
Are life and joy indeed. [Refrain]

4 And so my theme in song and story,
Is Jesus, Saviour, Friend,
I only long for all to own Him,
To trust Him to the end. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #127

Author: Ina Duley Ogdon

Ogdon, Ina Duley. (Rossville, Illinois, 1872--May 18, 1964, Toledo, Ohio). Disciples of Christ. Granddaughter of a Methodist minister, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Duley. Married James Ogdon. She wrote: "My father went with my mother to her church after his marriage to her, so I was brought up in the church of the Disciples of Christ." She wrote over three thousand hymns, anthems, cantatas, and miscellaneous verse. Her hymns include "Brighten the corner where you are," 1912; "Carry your cross with a smile," 1916; "My Lord abides;" "When you know Jesus too;" "Tell Jesus;" "Lighten the burden for someone;" "I have been saved," Her first hymn was "Open wide the window." Composer Charles Gabriel wrote, "Loved by thousands who… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love to tell in song and story
Author: Ina Duley Ogdon
Refrain First Line: My Savior's love is higher than the stars



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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #d17
Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #127TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Saving Grace #d21
Songs of the Assembly: number one #24Page Scan