The dear old story

Whenever I hear the old story

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Whenever I hear the old story]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whenever I hear the old story
Of love and of mercy divine;
It thrills me and fills me with rapture,
For all of His blessings are mine;
It brings to my heart sweetest comfort,
For Jesus has paid all I owe,
And He is my friend and companion,—
The truest and best friend I know.

O tell me the wonderful story,
The story that never grows old,
The story so matchless in beauty,
No matter how oft it is told.

2 I love the dear blessed old story,
The sweetest a mortal can hear,
That brings me the promise of glory,
And takes away trembling and fear.
I wonder each day at its beauty;
I marvel each time it is told,
For, tho’ I have heard it so often,
It never, no, never, grows old. [Refrain]

3 O tell me again the old story,
It comforts my heart day by day;
It makes my soul happy and peaceful,
And drives all temptation away;
It brings me the joy of salvation,
Provides untold riches of love,
And guides me so surely and safely
To God, and to glory above. [Refrain]

Source: Sacred Praise: for Use in Gospel Meetings, Evangelistic Services ... #120

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whenever I hear the old story
Title: The dear old story
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: O tell me the wonderful story


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Sacred Praise #120

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