Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear

Author: William H. Parker (1885)
Tune: STORIES OF JESUS
Published in 135 hymnals

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1 Tell me the stories of Jesus
I love to hear;
Things I would ask Him to tell me
If He were here:
Scenes by the wayside,
Tales of the sea,
Stories of Jesus,
Tell them to me.

2 First let me hear how the children
Stood 'round His knee,
And I shall fancy His blessing Resting on me;
Words full of kindness,
Deeds full of grace,
All in the love light
Of Jesus' face.

3 Into the city I'd follow,
There take my stand,
Waving a branch of the palm tree
High in my hand;
One of His heralds,
Yes, I would sing
Loudest hosannas,
"Jesus is King!"

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #219

Author: William H. Parker

Parker, William Henry, was born at New Basford, Nottingham, March 4th, 1845. Early in life he began to write verses, and having joined a General Baptist church and become interested in Sunday schools was led to compose hymns for use at anniversaries. Three of these were introduced by his pastor, the Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A., into The School Hymnal, 1880, and passed into The Children's Book of Praise, 1881, and other collections. In 1882 Mr. Parker published a small volume entitled, The Princess Alice and Other Poems. His hymns in common use are:—1. "Children know but little.” (God’s condescension to the Little Ones) 2. “Holy Spirit, hear us!” (Hymn to the Holy Ghost). 3. “Jesus, I so often need thee” (A Child’s Prayer to… Go to person page >

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