To tell the joyful story o'er

To tell the joyful story o'er

Author: J. E. Hall
Tune: [To tell the joyful story over]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 To tell the joyful story o’er,
And songs of gladness forth to pour,
And praise my Saviour more and more,
Be this my chief employ.

Refrain:
The story tell again,
The story tell again,
The old, old story, tell it once again,
And sing with joy the glad refrain.

2 To tell to those who know Him not,
With what great love hath Jesus sought,
To give salvation which He brought,
Be this my highest joy. [Refrain]

3 To sing so sweet that some might heed,
Who never knew the Lord indeed,
And they be brought to feel their need
No song so sweet as this. [Refrain]

4 To sweet His praises by and by,
With all the millions there on high;
And Jesus name to magnify,
Will be eternal bliss. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 2 #233

Author: J. E. Hall

Hall, Jane E., of Battleborough, Vermont, has in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 18S1, under the initials "J. E. H.," (1) "The love that Jesus had for me" (Love of Jesus); (2) "We shall have a new name in that land" (The New Name). The music in Sankey to these hymns is also by the same person. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To tell the joyful story o'er
Author: J. E. Hall
Refrain First Line: The story tell again



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