The Sweet Old Story

Tell me about the Master

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [Tell me about the Master]
Published in 10 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Tell me about the Master!
I am weary and worn tonight,
The day lies behind me in shadow
And only the evening is light!
Light with a radiant glory
That lingers about the West.
My poor heart is aweary, aweary,
And longs like a child for rest.

2 Tell me about the Master!
Of the wrongs he for us forgive;
Of love and of tender compassion,
Of love, that was mighty to save;
Sad, is my heart, and so weary,
Of woes and the trials of life,
Of the wrongs that are stalking in noonday,
Of falsehood, and sin, and strife.

3 Yet what I know of sorrow
And temptations that oft befall,
The infinite Master had suffer’d,
And knoweth and pitieth all,
Tell me the sweetest old story,
That falls on each wound like balm,
And my heart that was bruised and broken
Shall grow well, and strong, and calm.

Source: The Service of Praise #144

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell me about the Master
Title: The Sweet Old Story
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Language: English
Refrain First Line: So tell me the sweet, old story
Copyright: Public Domain



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