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The story of Jesus can never grow old

They tell me the story of Jesus is old

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [They tell me the story of Jesus is old]
Published in 19 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 They tell us the story of Jesus is old,
And they ask that we preach something new;
They say that the Babe and the Man of the cross,
For the wise of this world will not do.

Refrain:
It can never grow old,
It can never grow old,
Though a million times over the story is told;
While sin lives unvanquished and death rules the world,
The story of Jesus can never grow old.

2 But what can we tell to the weary of heart,
If we preach not salvation from sin;
And how can we comfort the souls that depart,
If we tell not how Christ rose again. [Refrain]

3 Yet the story is old as the sunlight is old,
Though its new every morn all the same;
As it floods all the world with its gladness and light,
Kindling far away stars by its flame. [Refrain]

4 So with sorrow we turn from the wise of the world,
To the wanderers far from the fold;
With hearts for the message they’ll join in our song,
That the story can never grow old. [Refrain]

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #31

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: They tell me the story of Jesus is old
Title: The story of Jesus can never grow old
Author: D. W. Whittle
Refrain First Line: It can never grow old

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The Cyber Hymnal #6628
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