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That sweet story

I once heard a sweet story

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [I once heard a sweet story of wonderful love]
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I once heard a sweet story of wonderful love,
And it lifted the cross that I bore,
Made me think of the home and the dear ones above;
I am longing to hear it once more.

I am longing to hear it once more;
The story repeat o’er and o’er;
It is rapture divine, to know He is mine;
I am longing to hear it once more.

2 Tho’ afar I had wander’d in darkness and sin,
And tho’ helpless, and weary, and poor,
This sweet story left light, hope and gladness within;
I am longing to hear it once more. [Refrain]

3 That sweet story of Jesus Who died on the tree
Will be told on eternity’s shore;
How He came as a ransom for you and for me;
I am longing to hear it once more. [Refrain]

Source: Christian Gospel Hymns: for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings: contains the cream of all the old songs, and the very best of all the new #76

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I once heard a sweet story
Title: That sweet story
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: I am longing to hear it once more
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11560

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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