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The Precious Story

Once our gentle, loving Savior

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Once our gentle, loving Savior]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Once our gentle, loving Savior,
Was a child like you and me;
Come, and hear the precious story,
Naught on earth so sweet can be.

Come, and hear the precious story,
How He came the lost to save;
How His life was only sorrow,
From the cradle, the cradle to the grave.

2. Come, and hear the precious story,
How our blessèd Lord was slain;
Once He gave Himself our ransom,
Now for us He lives again. [Refrain]

3. Come, and hear the precious story,
Though repeated o’er and o’er;
Still, it always tell us something
That we never knew before. [Refrain]

4. O how much we ought to thank Him
For the many gifts we share;
O how much we ought to praise Him
For His kind and watchful care. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5673

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, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once our gentle, loving Savior
Title: The Precious Story
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come and hear the precious story
Copyright: Public Domain


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