O why don't you tell the sweet

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1 You have told me of Christ and my heart has been stirr’d,
O tell me that story once more;
’This the dearest and sweetest that I ever have heard,
Why have you not told it before?

Refrain:
O why don’t you tell the sweet story of Christ?
So many would come at his call,
If only they knew the old story from you,
The why don’t you tell it to all?

2 There are many would start for the mansions above,
Repenting of folly and sin,
If you would but tell of God’s wonderful love,
And help them the journey begin. [Refrain]

3 Why do you not tell the sweet story of Christ
Wherever a sinner is found?
Oh, tell of the love and the life sacrificed,
That maketh salvation abound. [Refrain]

4 Will you hasten to tell of the Lamb that was slain
To take our transgression away?
You never can tell that sweet story in vain,
Then tell it to someone today. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #126

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred 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 >

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First Line: You have told me of Christ
Title: O why don't you tell the sweet
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #126

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