O Tell the Sweet Old Story

O tell me over and over again the tale I love so well

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [O tell me over and over again the tale I love so well]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Representative Text

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]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #136

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O tell me over and over again the tale I love so well
Title: O Tell the Sweet Old Story
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O tell the sweet old story once again
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: Public Domain



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