Tell Me the Story of Jesus

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1 TELL me the story of Jesus.
Write on my heart every word!
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.
Tell how the angels in chorus
Sang, as they welcomed His birth,
“Glory to God in the highest,
Peace and good tidings to earth.”

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word,
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.

2 Fasting alone in the desert,
Tell of the days that He passed;
How He was tried and was tempted,
Yet was triumphant at last.
Tell of the years of His labours,
Tell of the sorrows He bore;
He was despised and afflicted,
Homeless, rejected, and poor.

3 Tell of the cross where they nailed Him,
Dying in anguish and pain;
Tell of the grave where they laid Him;
Tell how He liveth again.
Love, in that story so tender,
Clearer than ever I see;
Stay, let me weep while you whisper,
Love paid the ransom for me.

Source: Redemption Hymnal #150

Author: Fanny Crosby

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First Line: Tell me the story of Jesus, Write on my heart every word
Title: Tell Me the Story of Jesus
Author: Fanny Crosby (1880)
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell me the story of Jesus
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Dime la historia de Cristo" by George P Simmonds
Copyright: Public Domain



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