Tell it to Others

Tell it to others, the story of Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Tell it to others, the story of Jesus]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tell it to others, the story of Jesus,
Your wonderful Savior confess;
So gracious and faithful, so kind and forgiving,
So ready to save and to bless.

Tell it, oh, tell it, the “good news” from heaven;
A message so precious, so true;
In mansions of glory we’ll sing the same story,
In rapturous strains, ever new.

2 Tell it to others, there’s power in confession;
The soul gathers strength with the word;
The story grows sweeter; there’s joy in the telling,
For Christ hath the witnessing heard. [Refrain]

3 Tell it to others; he died to redeem you,
He makes intercession above;
Oh, tell of his mercy; his grace, all sufficient;
The height and the depth of his love. [Refrain]

4 Tell it to others, so simply and humbly;
Oh, tell it with love in your heart;
Then trustfully pray for the help of his Spirit,
And God will his blessing impart. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #48

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell it to others, the story of Jesus
Title: Tell it to Others
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell it, O tell it
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sunlit Songs #145

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The Finest of the Wheat #48

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The New Living Hymns (Living Hymns No. 2) #182

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