During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

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

Representative 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.

Refrain:
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

Timeline

Media

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

Instances

Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #11415

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.