11. Tell Me the Old, Old Story
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The words for “Tell Me the Old, Old Story” were written by Katherine Hankey while she was recovering from a serious illness. According to Christian Music and Hymns, the music was written by the musician George Washington Doan.
This is a great hymn to sing at Easter because it reminds us to share the good news of Jesus and His love for us simply and clearly. The old, old story can transform hearts and lives, and this hymn reminds us to share that story in a way others can understand.
Tell me the old, old story Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love.
Tell me the story simply, As to a little child,
For I am weak and weary, And helpless and defiled.
[Refrain] Tell me the old, old story, Tell me the old, old story,
Tell me the old, old story, Of Jesus and His love.
Tell me the story slowly, That I may take it in,
That wonderful redemption, God’s remedy for sin.
Tell me the story often, For I forget so soon;
The early dew of morning Has passed away at noon.
Tell me the story softly, With earnest tones and grave;
Remember, I’m the sinner Whom Jesus came to save.
Tell me the story always, If you would really be,
In any time of trouble, A comforter to me.
Tell me the same old story When you have cause to fear
That this world’s empty glory Is costing me too dear.
Yes, and when that world’s glory Is dawning on my soul,
Tell me the old, old story: Christ Jesus makes thee whole.
Listen to Tell Me the Old, Old Story
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