The Sweet Story

Repeat the sweet story of Jesus to me

Author: J. B. Atchinson
Tune: [Repeat the sweet story of Jesus to me] (Sprague)
Published in 19 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Repeat the sweet story of Jesus to me,
Oh, tell me the story once more;
Tho’ often I’ve heard it, each time it is told,
’Tis sweeter than ever before.

Oh, tell me the story of Jesus once more;
’Tis sweeter, yes, sweeter
Each time than before.

2 Oh, tell me once more of His wonderful love,
His goodness and mercy to me;
When hopelessly lost in the darkness of sin,
He found me and bade me go free. [Refrain]

3 Oh, tell me again of the land of the blest,
Where sorrow and sin never come;
Where I with the Savior shall evermore dwell,
Oh, tell me of Heaven, my home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10816

Author: J. B. Atchinson

Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:— 1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain. 2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin. 3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Repeat the sweet story of Jesus to me
Title: The Sweet Story
Author: J. B. Atchinson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis sweeter, yes, sweeter each time
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10816
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The Cyber Hymnal #10816

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