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John Three Sixteen

I love to tell the story, How Christ, the King of glory

Author: J. Manton Smith
Tune: [I love to tell the story] (Harper)
Published in 19 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I love to tell the story,
How Christ the King of glory,
Let heav’n above to come and rescue me;
For sinners He receives them,
His blood was shed to save them—
So Jesus died for sinners like me.

Yes, yes, yes, O yes,
Jesus died to set poor sinners free.
You say, “How do I know it?”
John three sixteen will show it;
That big word “whosoever” just means me.

2 So now I’ll try to please Him,
My life I’ll give to serve Him;
His true and faithful servant I will be.
And when called home to glory,
I’ll sing the good old story,
That Jesus died for sinners just like me. [Refrain]

3 Then, brother, won’t you love Him?
And, sister, won’t you trust Him?
I know He died for you as well as me:
We need our sins forgiven
That we may go to heaven
To live with Christ who died for you and me. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #99

Author: J. Manton Smith

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Text Information

First Line: I love to tell the story, How Christ, the King of glory
Title: John Three Sixteen
Author: J. Manton Smith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, yes, yes, O yes!
Copyright: Public Domain



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