I tell the old story of Jesus

I tell the old story of Jesus

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [I tell the old story of Jesus]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I tell the old story of Jesus
Whenever—wherever I go;
He offers so great a salvation
That I want everybody to know.

Refrain:
I want everybody to know
Of him who such mercy can show;
It’s ever my aim his great love to proclaim,
For I want everybody to know.

2 So great is his loving compassion
He never turns sinners away
That comes with a heart of repentance,
And that unto him honestly pray. [Refrain]

3 So many know nothing of Jesus,
And naught of the mansions above,
Because no one never has told them
Of this wonderful story of love. [Refrain]

4 Come, help me to spread the good tidings
Of Christ to earth’s uttermost bound,
Until every kingdom and nation
Shall this merciful Savior have found. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #45

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. 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 tell the old story of Jesus
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: I want everybody to know

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Hymns that Help: in Sunday schools, young people's societies and other church services #48

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Songs of Revival Power #47

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United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #45

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