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[Tell me the old, old story] (Doane)

[Tell me the old, old story] (Doane)

Composer: W. Howard Doane (1869)
Published in 114 hymnals

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Composer: W. Howard Doane

Doane, W. H. (William Howard), born in Preston, Connecticut, 1831, and educated for the musical profession by eminent American and German masters. He has had for years the superintendence of a large Baptist Sunday School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he resides. Although not a hymnwriter, the wonderful success which has attended his musical setting of numerous American hymns, and the number of his musical editions of hymnbooks for Sunday Schools and evangelistic purposes, bring him within the sphere of hymnological literature. Amongst his collections we have:— (1) Silver Spray, 1868; (2) Pure Gold, 1877; (3) Royal Diadem, 1873; (4) Welcome Tidings, 1877; (5) Brightest and Best, 1875; (6) Fountain of Song; (7) Songs of Devotion, 1870;… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: W. Howard Doane (1869)
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 33455 655U1 11D3( 4)55
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #585
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #6532
Text: Tell Me the Old, Old Story
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #233
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #585ScoreAudio
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #232
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #162Text
Hymns of Faith #315TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #282Page Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #309
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #757
Rejoice Hymns #360
Revival Hymns and Choruses #296Text
Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #61TextPage Scan
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #196
Sing Joyfully #378TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #122Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #233
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #621TextPage Scan
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #527
The Cyber Hymnal #6532TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #424TextPage Scan
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #625TextFlexscorePage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #100TextAudio
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #265
Include 93 pre-1979 instances
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