1 O tell me o'er and o'er again the tale I love so well,
Of how the King of glory left His throne,
And came a humble man among our sinful race to dwell,
That He might save and claim us for His own.
O tell the sweet old story once again,
Of how the Saviour loved the sons of men,
He loved them, oh, so well,
He came on earth to dwell,
O tell the sweet old gospel story once again.
2 I am both weak and sinful but one thing I surely know,
That Jesus fills my heart with grace and love,
That He will guide me safely thro' my journey here below,
And then will take me to Himself above. [Chorus]
3 O tell again the story of His mercy and His grace,
The story that is told of Him alone;
Of how He died in torment, in the helpless sinner's place,
And conquered and is now upon His throne. [Chorus]
William C. Martin (1864-1914)
Born: December 25, 1864, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Died: August 30, 1914, Rialto, Florida.
Buried: Fort Myers, Florida.
Martin was pastor of the Grace Baptist Church (formerly Cramer’s Hill), Camden, New Jersey (1891-4); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, Connecticut (1894-1900); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, Massachusetts (near Boston; at the time of his arrival there it was noted he was from “Bluffton, Indiana”); and the First Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, from 1912 until his death.
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Display Title: O Tell The Sweet Old StoryFirst Line: O tell me o’er and o’er again the tale I love so wellTune Title: [O tell me o’er and o’er again the tale I love so well]Author: William Clark MartinSource: Exalted Praise by J. Howard Entwisle and Powell Fithain (Philadelphia: MacCalla & Company, 1901)