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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

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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Angel Echoes #d78

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Bright Beautiful Bells #59

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Corn In Egypt #114

Gospel Voices No.3 #d280

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

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New Harvest Bells #13

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Praise and Promise #138

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Songs of Matchless Love #48

Songs of Praise, Number One ... for the General Assembly's Committee on Evangelistic Work #d140

The Heavenly Echoes #d89

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The Message in Song #21

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3 #42

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #42

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #176

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