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Tell the Glad Story

Representative Text

1 Tell the glad story of Christ and his love,
Tell it, 'mid sorrow and strife,
Unto all who believe, and the Saviour receive,
He giveth eternal life.

Chorus:
Tell the glad story! Tell the glad story!
Tell it again and again;
How the King from above, in his wonderful love,
Has given his life for men.

2 Tell the glad story of Christ and his love,
Love everlasting and free.
It is offered to all; still repeat his sweet call,
O weary one, come to me. [Chorus]

3 Tell the glad story of Christ and his love,
Multitudes never have heard;
Spread the tidings today, not a moment delay,
Till all have received the word. [Chorus]

4 Tell the glad story of Christ and his love,
Sing of his victory, sing;
Let the Saviour of men be triumphant again,
In souls that shall crown him King. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #114

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. 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 the glad story of Christ and his love
Title: Tell the Glad Story
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Tell the glad story! Tell the glad story!

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Bible Study Songs #114

Children's Praises #d6

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