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.

Refrain:
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

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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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
Copyright: Public Domain

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