Redites-Moi L'Histoire

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1 Redites-moi l’histoire,
De l’amour de Jésus;
Parlez-moi de la gloire
Qu’il promet aux élus.
J’ai besoin qu’on m’instruise,
Car je suis ignorant,
Qu’à Christ on me conduise
Comme un petit enfant.

Redites-moi l’histoire,
Redites-moi l’histoire,
Redites-moi l’histoire,
De l’amour de Jésus.

2 Redites-moi l’histoire,
De la crèche à la croix;
Éveillez ma mémoire,
Oublieuse parfois.
Cette histoire si belle,
Dites-la simplement;
Elle est toujours nouvelle;
Répétez-la souvent. [Refrain]

3 Redites-moi l’histoire,
De mon divin Sauveur;
C’est lui dont la victoire
Affranchit le pécheur.
Ce glorieux message,
Oh! Redites-le moi,
Lorsque je perds courage,
Lorsque faiblit ma foi. [Refrain]

4 Redites-moi l’histoire,
Quand le monde trompeur
Me vend sa vaine gloire
Au prix de mon bonheur.
Et quand loin de la terre,
Je prendrai mon essor,
En fermant la paupière,
Que je l’entende encore! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14085

Author: Kate Hankey

Arabella Katherine Hankey (b. Clapham, England, 1834; d. Westminster, London, England, 1911) was the daughter of a wealthy banker and was associated with the Clapham sect of William Wilberforce, a group of prominent evangelical Anglicans from the Clapham area. This group helped to establish the British and Foreign Bible Society, promoted the abolition of slavery, and was involved in improving the lot of England's working classes. Hankey taught Bible classes for shop girls in London, visited the sick in local hospitals, and used the proceeds of her writings to support various mission causes. Her publications include Heart to Heart (1870) and The Old, Old Story and Other Verses (1879). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Translator: Ruben Saillens

(no biographical information available about Ruben Saillens.) Go to person page >

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First Line: Redites-moi l'histoire de l'amour de Jesus
Title: Redites-Moi L'Histoire
English Title: Tell me the old, old story
Author: Kate Hankey
Translator: Ruben Saillens
Language: French
Copyright: Public Domain


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