The "Good News" Must be Told

The story of redeeming love

Author: E. A. Hoffman
Tune: [The story of redeeming love]
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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: His Fullness Songs #123

Author: E. 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: E. A. Hoffman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: That sweet old story must be told
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Angel Echoes #d78

Page Scan

Bright Beautiful Bells #59

Page Scan

Corn In Egypt #114

Gospel Voices No.3 #d280

TextPage Scan

His Fullness Songs #123

Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d158

Page Scan

New Harvest Bells #13

Page Scan

Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #42

Page Scan

Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #42

Page Scan

Praise and Promise #138

TextAudioPage Scan

Songs of Matchless Love #48

Songs of Praise Number One #86

Page Scan

The Baptist Standard Hymnal #176

The Heavenly Echoes #d89

Page Scan

The Message in Song #21

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support