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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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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.

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



The Cyber Hymnal #6628
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The Cyber Hymnal #6628

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