Tell me the story

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1 When sorrow and trouble like sea billows roll,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
When evil assails me and doubts fill my soul,
Tell me the story of Jesus.

Refrain:
Tell it to me,
Tell it to me,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
Tell it to me.

2 When weary from labor I rest by the way,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
It strengthens my purpose and brightens the day,
Tell me the story of Jesus. [Refrain]

3 In times of affliction, when suff’ring from pain,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
It softens my pillow, revives me again;
Tell me the story of Jesus. [Refrain]

4 When life here is over and time is no more,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
O tell it again on the beautiful shore;
Tell me the story of Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of the Gospel: for use in all religious meetings #39

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When sorrow and trouble
Title: Tell me the story
Author: Judson W. Van De Venter
Refrain First Line: Tell it to me

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