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Tell me the old, old story, Tell it, for 'tis always new

Tell me the old, old story, Tell it, for 'tis always new

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Tell me the old, old story] (Excell)
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Tell me the old, old story,
Tell it, for ‘tis always new,
Tell me of a Savior’s pardon,
Tell it for I know ‘tis true;
Tell me how He died for sinners,
Tell it to me o’er and o’er,
For I am longing to hear it,
Longing for it more and more.

Refrain:
Tell me the old, old story,
Tell it to me o’er and o’er,
For I am longing to hear it,
Longing for it more and more.

2 Tell me the old, old story,
Tell it, for it is so sweet,
Tell me why he came from heaven,
Tell it, ev’ry word repeat;
Tell me, ‘tis my only comfort,
Tell it for I love it so,
And I will tell it to others,
Tell it ev’rywhere I go. [Refrain]

3 Tell me the old, old story,
Tell it so I’ll ne’er forget;
Tell me, tho’ I oft offend Him,
Tell it, that He loves me yet;
Tell me when in deepest sorrow,
Tell it, He will be my stay,
And by and by in glory
I shall reign with Him for aye. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #62

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell me the old, old story, Tell it, for 'tis always new
Author: Birdie Bell
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bright Gems #d158
Inspiring Hymns #d272
Salvation Songs: for gospel meetings, Endeavor Societies, Epworth Leagues, Baptist Unions, Sunday schools and prayer meetings #206Page Scan
Service in Song #d143
Songs of Evangelism: for revival and evangelistic services; Bible schools, young people's meetings, and all occasions of Christian work and worship #34Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.5 #62TextAudioPage Scan
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