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The Story of the Cross

I want to tell the story

Tune: [I want to tell the story]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I want to tell the story,
Of Jesus and his cross,
In nothing else I’ll glory,
Count all things else but loss.
I want to tell how calmly
He bore the cross for me,
Exclaiming while thus bleeding,
I suffered this for you.

2 I want to tell the story,
It has a word of cheer,
To ev’ry pensive mourner
Assuaging every fear.
I want to tell the story,
That all may know its worth,
And share its constant glory,
The prize of heav’nly birth.

3 I want to tell how sweetly,
His voice in accents true,
Prayed Father, oh, forgive them,
They know not what they do.
I want to tell the story,
It has a pleasing sound,
Conveying blissful tidings,
To nature’s utmost bound.

Source: Pearls of Praise #67

Text Information

First Line: I want to tell the story
Title: The Story of the Cross
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.