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I never can tell or repay it

O wonderful story which never grows old

Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Tune: [O wonderful story which never grows old]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O wonderful story which ne’er grows old,
The story of infinite love;
It brought the dear Saviour to earth for me,
From heaven’s bright courts above.

But I never can tell it, I never can tell it,
The height and the depth of His love;
But I’ll love Him and serve Him, confess Him and bless Him,
Till call’d to the mansions above.

2 The Saviour so sinless, so pure and true,
Came down among sinners to dwell;
Then gave His own life on the cruel cross,
No mortal such love can tell. [Refrain]

3 A witness for Jesus I mean to be,
And tell of His wonderful love;
Then some day when earth and its cares are o’er,
I’ll praise Him in heav’n above. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #57

Author: Lida Shivers Leech

Born: Ju­ly 12, 1873, May­ville, New Jer­sey. Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia. Leech spent her child­hood in Cape May Court House, New Jer­sey, and at­tend­ed Co­lum­bia Un­i­ver­si­ty and Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty. She played the or­gan at Be­tha­ny Meth­od­ist Church in Cam­den, New Jer­sey, served as ac­com­pa­nist at evan­gel­i­cal serv­ic­es, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her life­time. Sources-- Emurian, pp. 112-3 Reynolds, p. 336 Lyrics-- God’s Way Is Best I Have Re­deemed Thee I’ll Go Any­where No Fault in Him Some Day He’ll Make It Plain Thine for Ser­vice Trust Me, Try Me, Prove Me © 1928 When the Veil is Lifte… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O wonderful story which never grows old
Title: I never can tell or repay it
Author: Lida Shivers Leech
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But I never can tell it
Copyright: Public Domain


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #57

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