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Telling the story of Jesus

Telling the story of Jesus

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Telling the story of Jesus]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Telling the story of Jesus,
Bright with redemption’s ray;
Showing the power of salvation,
Living it day by day.

Telling the story
Of infinite glory,
Singing it, singing it out as we go;
The message so golden
Should ne’er be withholden,
Till all the wide world his salvation shall know.

2 Telling the story of Jesus,
Asking his help in prayer;
Giving the hope of the gospel,
Taking it ev’rywhere. [Refrain]

3 Telling the story of Jesus,
Story of life and love,
Singing it ever with gladness,
Learning the song above. [Refrain]

4 Telling the story of Jesus,
Story of boundless grace;
Yes, we will sing it in rapture,
Standing before his face. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #91

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Telling the story of Jesus
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Telling the story of infinite glory



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