'Tis the Old, Old Story of His Love

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 11 hymnals

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Representative 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.

‘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
Title: 'Tis the Old, Old Story of His Love
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the old, old story of His love
Copyright: Public Domain



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