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The story will never grow old

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1 The story will never grow old,
How Jesus has died for our souls,
And evermore it will be told,
As time in eternity rolls;
How Jesus will free us from sin,
And teach us, tho’ gone far astray,
The way a new life to begin,
And enter life’s glorious day,
The way a new life to begin,
And enter life’s glorious day.

2 The promise is sweet and will give
Such comfort to souls when distressed,
To know that if rightly they live,
Their spirits once more shall be blessed;
To know that forgiveness may be,
And lives be redeemed from their sin,
When souls will desire to be free,
And holier lives will begin,
When souls will desire to be free,
And holier lives will begin.

3 The story will never grow old,
How Jesus has died for our souls,
And evermore it will be told,
As time in eternity rolls.
And souls will be saved by His grace,
And led to the heavenly home,
To gain in God’s kingdom a place,
And cease through life’s sorrows to roam,
To gain in God’s kingdom a place,
And cease through life’s sorrows to roam.

4 Then let us sweet praises e’er sing
To Christ who redeems us from sin,
His love will sweet peace ever bring,
And teach us God’s ways to begin.
The story will never grow old,
How Jesus has died for our souls,
And evermore it will be told,
As time in eternity rolls,
And evermore it will be told,
As time in eternity rolls.

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #48

Author: Martha Shepard Lippincott

Born: March 31, 1867, Moorestown, New Jersey. Died: August 10, 1949, West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lippincott never married. She spent most of her life in Pennsylvania, attending a Friends’ High School and Swarthmore College. Known as the Quaker Poetess, she is said to have written over 4,000 poems and sacred songs. Her works include: Visions of Life Go to person page >

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Author: Martha Shepard Lippincott

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