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The good news must be told

The story of redeeming love

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [The story of redeeming love]
Published in 14 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The story of redeeming love
More precious is than gold,
And on thro’ all the years of time
The “good news” must be told.

That sweet, old story must be told,
The Gospel story must be told,
The story strange and true,
So old and ever new;
The sweet, old story must be told.

2 It is a story strangely sweet,
That never groweth old,
And to the aged and the young
The “good news” must be told. [Refrain]

3 O yes! our lips must honor him,
His love must be extolled,
His grace to men must be made known,
The “good news” must be told. [Refrain]

4 To those who long for heav’nly peace,
To wand’rers from the fold,
To all who thirst for righteousness
The “good news” must be told. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #48

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: The story of redeeming love
Title: The good news must be told
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: That sweet old story must be told



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Angel Echoes #d78
Bright Beautiful Bells: a collection of songs for Sunday schools, gospel meetings, revivals, young people's meetings, and all other religious and musical endeavor #59Page Scan
Corn In Egypt: a new book of wonderful merit for the Sunday-school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth league, young people's society and evangelistic work #114Page Scan
Gospel Voices No.3 #d280
Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d158
New Harvest Bells : For Sunday Schools, Revivals, and all Religious Meetings #13Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #42Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #42Page Scan
Praise and Promise: for use in Sunday-schools, prayer meetings, revivals, young people's meetings and on special occasions #138Page Scan
Songs of Matchless Love: for evangelistic services, devotional meetings and Sunday schools #48TextAudioPage Scan
Songs of Praise, Number One ... for the General Assembly's Committee on Evangelistic Work #d140
The Baptist Standard Hymnal with Responsive Readings #176Page Scan
The Heavenly Echoes #d89
The Message in Song: for use in Sunday schools, young people's meetings, prayer meetings, church services and special occasions #21Page Scan