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The old fashioned story and song

There's an old fashioned story

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [There's an old fashioned story]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There’s an old-fashioned story,
And an old-fashioned song,
That has gladdened the weary
Thro’ the ages along,
In the old upper chamber
It was joyfully told,
O ’tis very old-fashioned!
But as sweet as of old.

O this old-fashioned story
And this old-fashioned song
Is a joy to the weary
All life’s journey along;
For they know, hallelujah!
In the city of gold,
They will sing it for ever,
This sweet story of old.

2 There’s a band of old soldiers
That to Jesus belong,
Who have told this old story
And have sung this old song,
In the heat of the battle,
In the face of the bold,
And today they will tell you,
’Tis as sweet as old. [Refrain]

3 O the old-fashioned story
And the old-fashioned song
O’er the broad earth are rolling!
Winning souls all along;
This sweet story of Jesus
And this glad song so old
Shall be heard thro’ the ages
In that bright upper fold. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11415

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's an old fashioned story
Title: The old fashioned story and song
Author: Harriet E. Jones



The Cyber Hymnal #11415
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)