Love Is the Story

O the precious story in the book divine

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [O the precious story in the Book divine]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O the precious story in the Book divine,
Ladened with a blessing meant for me and mine,
Sent to win our hearts away from things of earth,
Sent to fill our lives with joys of royal worth.

Chorus:
Love is the story,
“God so loved the world he gave his only Son;”
Love is the story,
Tell it o’er and o’er till ev’ry soul is won.

2 O the welcome story of that heav’nly Friend,
He whose tender, patient care will never end;
Tho’ afar in other paths our feet may stray,
Gladly he will lead us back to his own way. [Chorus]

3 O the blessed story of that life laid down;
Of the cross of sorrow and the thorny crown;
Ev’ry soul’s redemption by that act he sought;
All the world’s salvation by that price he bought. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #36

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O the precious story in the book divine
Title: Love Is the Story
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Love is the story
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Sunday School Voices, No.2 #36

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