'Tis Sweet to Talk of Jesus!

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1 O 'tis sweet to talk of Jesus,
When he makes the sinner whole,
When he graciously receives us,
And his glory fills the soul.

O 'tis sweet, passing sweet,
When his love our hearts control,
When he graciously receives us,
And his glory fills the soul.

2 'Tis a wondrous, wondrous story,
Often told, yet ever new;
When our hearts are full of glory,
As his loveliness we view. [Chorus]

3 We will tell the joyful story
While we journey here below;
Yes, and in our home in glory
Sing it as the ages go. [Chorus]

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

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First Line: O 'tis sweet to talk of Jesus
Title: 'Tis Sweet to Talk of Jesus!
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O 'tis sweet, passing sweet
Publication Date: 1883
Copyright: Public domain.


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