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'Tis a sweet and tender story

'Tis a sweet and tender story

Author: Almeda E. Wight
Tune: ['Tis a sweet and tender story]
Published in 23 hymnals

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Full Text

1. ’Tis a sweet and tender story,
How the Father from above
Looked down on His erring children
With the pitying eye of love;
How He sent His Well Belovèd,
Forgiveness to unfold;
That sweet and tender story,
O Christian, must be told.

Refrain
It must be told, it must be told,
The story must be told;
That sweet and tender story,
O Christian, must be told.

2. ’Tis the very same old story
That has warmed the cold world’s heart
Through the centuries that have vanished,
But its charm can ne’er depart;
There are souls that have not heard it,
Some hearts so strangely cold;
To these, O faltering Christian,
The story must be told. [Refrain]

3. Say you not that unavailing
Seem the words you try to speak;
Trust the Holy Spirit’s unction,
It shall strengthen what is weak.
Go forth to do His bidding;
The truth shall make you bold;
Though few shall heed your story,
That story must be told. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3114

Author: Almeda E. Wight

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Text Information

First Line: 'Tis a sweet and tender story
Author: Almeda E. Wight
Refrain First Line: It must be told

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3114
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Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A choice collection of popular songs with some standard hymns for young people's meetings (Silver and Gold No. 1) #d130
Choice Songs, a collection of Sunday school and gospel songs for use in churches, Sunday schools, young people's societies, revival meetings and conventions #97Page Scan
Church and Sunday School Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs ... [with Deutscher Anhang] #522Page Scan
Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d225
Heart Praise #d198
Hymn-Songs: for use in the Sunday school, young people's meeting, the church and home #152Page Scan
Hymns for His Praise #44Page Scan
Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d185
Hymns of Praise Number Two #d246
Melodies of Salvation #d221
Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #178Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #228Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #178Page Scan
Popular Hymns Number 2: for the work and worship of the church in public worship, prayer-meetings, revivals, conventions, Sunday-schools, young people's meetings, etc., etc. #128Page Scan
Sacred Songking, a New Song Book for Revivals #d216
Songs of Praise, Number One ... for the General Assembly's Committee on Evangelistic Work #d150
Soul Songs #d211
Soul Winning Songs #211Page Scan
Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d603
Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d168
The Cyber Hymnal #3114TextScoreAudio
The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #126Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal for Sunday school and church work #144Page Scan
Exclude 22 pre-1979 instances



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