Tell the Sweet Story of Love

If you would rescue a soul from its sin

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [If you would rescue a soul from its sin]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. If you would rescue a soul from its sin,
Tell the sweet story of Jesus;
If for God’s kingdom a soul you would win,
Tell the sweet story of love.

Refrain
Tell the sweet story of love,
Jesus will smile from above;
Tell the sweet story, the beautiful story,
The wonderful story of love.

2. If you would comfort a sorrowing heart,
Tell the sweet story of Jesus;
Joy overflowing His peace will impart,
Tell the sweet story of love. [Refrain]

3. If you would kindle love’s beautiful flame,
Tell the sweet story of Jesus;
In darkened hearts that have ne’er heard His name,
Tell the sweet story of love. [Refrain]

4. Would you make earth like a heaven below?
Tell the sweet story of Jesus;
Lovingly, gently, wherever you go,
Tell the sweet story of love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6535

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you would rescue a soul from its sin
Title: Tell the Sweet Story of Love
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6535
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The Cyber Hymnal #6535

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