The Witness Clear

I've a story sweet to tell

Author: Lydia Shivers Leech
Tune: [I've a story sweet to tell]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 I’ve a story sweet to tell,
With my soul I know ‘tis well;
For the witness clear, bids all doubt and fear
In my soul no more to dwell.

Refrain:
I could never tell the half He’s done,
If I’d talk from dawn till set of sun;
But there is one thing I must tell,
That with my soul I know ‘tis well,
Every day I have the witness clear,
So I’ll trust His love and never fear,
Whate’er befalls me, I know He calls me,
His child, His Own.

2 From the land of doubts and fears,
From the realm of sighs and tears,
I am free for aye, for my Lord will stay
Thro’ the passing days and years. [Refrain]

3 By His blood once shed for me,
On the cross of Calvary,
He has saved my soul, He shall e’er control,
And His child I’ll ever be. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #9

Author: Lydia Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lift… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I've a story sweet to tell
Title: The Witness Clear
Author: Lydia Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I could never tell the half He's done
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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