Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

The story must be told

O the precious gospel story

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O the precious gospel story]
Published in 13 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O the precious gospel story,
How it tells of love to all,
How the Saviour in compassion,
Died to save us from the fall;
How He came to seek the lost ones,
And to bring them to His fold;--
Let us hasten to proclaim it,
For the story must be told.

Chorus:
The story must be told,
The story must be told,
That Jesus died for sinners lost,
The story must be told.

2 O the blessed gospel story,
Of His meek and lowly birth,--
And the welcome of the angels
When they sang good-will to earth;--
Of the cross, on which He suffered,--
As by prophets seen of old,--
Of His death and resurrection,
Let the story now be told. [Chorus]

3 O the wondrous gospel story,
There is life in every word;
There is hope and consolation,
Where the message sweet is heard;
Let us tell it to the weary,
And its beauties all unfold;
'Tis the only guide to heaven,
And the story must be told. [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #16

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the precious gospel story
Title: The story must be told
Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #9296TextScoreAudio
Include 12 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements