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Sing The Sweet Story

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1 Sing, over and over,
Beautiful story of old,
More dear to the spirit,
Better the more it is told,
Each heart that awakes in this world of woe,
Has need of the Saviour of men to know.

Sing, sing the sweet story,
Sing, softly and gently,
Sing, sing till its glory,
Fills the earth with its glow.

2 Here’s bread for the starving,
Warmth to the naked and cold,
Life, life to the dying,
All in that story of old,
The spirit abiding in depths of grief,
Shall find in its healing a sure relief. [Chorus]

3 Peace comes to the mourning,
Joy that can never be told,
All found in believing,
Just the sweet story of old,
Then sing it again to the slaves of sin,
Their steps to the pathway of truth to win. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #8

Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman

Pseudonym: Grace Glenn; Lucinda M. Beal Bateman lived in Ionia, Michigan. She wrote A book of rhymes to suit the times published about 1886 by N. Chapin & Son (Chicago); Gleams of gold published about 1889, and The prohibition speaker: a collection of readings, recitations, dialogues, tableux and songs for temperance and prohibition entertainments published in 1889 by Filmore Bros. (Cincinnati). She married Zadoc Henry Bateman in 1875. They had one daughter, Grace. Dianne Shapiro, from "A book of rhymes to suit the times" and "The Genealogy of Dennis Bowen Caskey and Michelle Lynn Smith" (, retrieved 7-1-2018)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing, over and over
Title: Sing The Sweet Story
Author: Mrs. L. M. Beal Bateman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing, sing the sweet story
Copyright: Public Domain; Public Domain


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Gems and Jewels #8

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