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O tell me o'er and o'er again the tale I love so well

O tell me o'er and o'er again the tale I love so well

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [O tell me o'er and o'er again the tale I love so well]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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

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. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O tell me o'er and o'er again the tale I love so well
Author: William C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O tell the sweet old story once again
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



The Cyber Hymnal #11351
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