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The Old, Old Story

While others sing their "songs of love and war"

Author: William Leslie
Tune: [While others sing their "songs of love and war"]
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 While others sing their "songs of love and war,"
I sing the old,old story,
In Christ, my King, both love and glory are;
I love the old old story.

The old, old story, it is ever new,
The old, old story, praise the Lord' 'tis true.
That Jesus died for me as well as you;
Tell me the old, old story.

2 When stricken down by sorrow, sin, and pain,
Tell me the old, old story,
My hope is Christ, the Lamb for sinners slain!
Tell me the old, old story. [Chorus]

3 And when I hear the harps of heaven ring,
'Twill be the old, old story,
Where angels strive their choicest strains to sing.
I'll sing the old, old story. [Chorus]

4 To rich and poor, to all, both great and small,
Tell out the old, old story,
There's love, joy peace, and pardon free to all,
Found in the old, old story. [Chorus]

Source: Melodies of Grace and Truth #46

Author: William Leslie

Mr. William Leslie was found dead at his home in Broomlands, Paisley, where he lived alone. He was a well-known lay preacher with the Methodist Church. Mr. Leslie, who was 88, wrote many sacred songs and hymns, including “The Old, Old Story” which was the only hymn he sold for money—to hep the funds os a mission he founded in West Campbell Street, Paisley. He was the proprietor of a drapery business in Paisley. --Obituary from The Glasgow Herald, July 20, 1950.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While others sing their "songs of love and war"
Title: The Old, Old Story
Author: William Leslie
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The old, old story, it is ever new
Copyright: Public Domain


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Melodies of Grace and Truth #46

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