Tell Me the Sweet Story

Tell to me the sweet old story, Of the Babe of Bethlehem

Author: George W. Lyon
Tune: [Tell to me the sweet old story]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tell to me the sweet old story
Of the Babe of Bethlehem.
How He came to earth from Heaven
To redeem poor fallen men.

Refrain:
Open wide, ye pearly portals,
Let our songs of praise ascend
To the throne of our Redeemer—
Blessed Babe of Bethlehem.

2 Tell me of His pain and anguish
Out in dark Gethsemane;
Tell me of His bleeding, dying
On the cross of Calvary. [Refrain]

3 Tell me of His resurrection
And ascension from the tomb
To the height of endless glory,
Where He sits upon His throne. [Refrain]

4 Tell it o’er, and keep on telling;
Not the half can e’er be told,
Of the beauty and the grandeur,
That our eyes shall yet behold. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12743

Author: George W. Lyon

George Washington Lyon, born August 12, 1838 in DeKalb County, Georgia, was a musician, composer and music publisher and teacher; He died April 8, 1903 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dianne Shapiro, from Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14155468/george-washington-lyon) and obituary, Atlantic Constitution, April 9, 1903 (https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/34121111/) (accessed 7/5/2018) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell to me the sweet old story, Of the Babe of Bethlehem
Title: Tell Me the Sweet Story
Author: George W. Lyon
Refrain First Line: Open wide, ye pearly portals
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12743
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12743

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