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Tell Me the Gospel Story

Tell me the story sweet

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Tell me the story sweet]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Tell me the story sweet,
Whisper it o’er and o’er,
I long to hear the words
Repeated evermore;
It doth within my heart
Tender emotions move;
The story sweet to me repeat
Of Jesus and His love.

Refrain:
Tell me the simple story,
It doth my heart so strangely move;
The story sweet to me repeat
Of Jesus and His love.

2 Tell me the story dear,
Breathing of life and peace,
No words can be to me
As comforting as these.
Like strains of holy song,
Wafted from heav’n above;
The story sweet to me repeat
Of Jesus and His love. [Refrain]

3 Tell me the story old,
Olden yet ever new;
The story of the Christ,
So beautiful and true.
As years are passing on,
More of God’s love I prove;
The story sweet to me repeat
Of Jesus and His love. [Refrain]

Source: Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #120

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell me the story sweet
Title: Tell Me the Gospel Story
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Tell me the simple story
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