'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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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.

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



The Cyber Hymnal #3114
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Instances (1 - 23 of 23)

Conquest Hymns, New and Old for all Services #d225

Heart Praise #d198

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Hymns for His Praise #44

Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d185

Hymns of Praise Number Two #d246

Melodies of Salvation #d221

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Pentecostal Hymns No. 3: A winnowed collection for evangelical services, young people's societies and Sunday Schools #178

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Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #178

Sacred Songking, a New Song Book for Revivals #d216

Soul Songs #d211

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Soul Winning Songs #211

Spiritual Songs and Hymns, for Use in All Gospel Services #d603

Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d168


The Cyber Hymnal #3114

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 3 #126

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The Gospel Hymnal for Sunday school and church work #144

Exclude 22 pre-1979 instances
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