There's a sweet old story which I love to hear

There's a sweet old story which I love to hear

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [There’s a sweet old story which I long to hear]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There’s a sweet old story which I long to hear,
When the night is long and dreary;
When I feel the power of the tempter near,
And my soul is sad and weary.

Refrain:
‘Tis the old, old story of his love,
‘Tis the sweet, old message from above;
For no other I can find that can calm a troubled mind,
Like the sweet old story of his love.

2 There’s a sweet old story that I love to read
When my spirit dreads the morrow,—
When, to help me onward, strength or cheer I need;
Or when comfort I would borrow. [Refrain]

3 There’s a sweet old story that I love to tell
To the heart by grief o’ertaken,—
To the friendless brothers who in darkness dwell,
And to those by hope forsaken. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #2

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a sweet old story which I love to hear
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the old, old story of his love

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Worship and Songs of the Gospel #d284
Living Water Songs No. 2 #d136
Offering of Praise #d194
Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #687Page Scan
Revival Gems No. 1 #d77
Songs for All #11Page Scan
Songs of Love Divine #11Page Scan
The Old Story in Song Number Two #2TextAudioPage Scan
The Voice of Praise No. 2: a complete collection of Scriptural, gospel, Sunday-school and praise service songs #119Page Scan
The Voice of Praise No. 3 #186Page Scan



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