Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Eliza E. Hewitt (1851–1920)

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Love and Praise, by John R. Swe­ney (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­sylv­ania: John J. Hood, 1894).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


Tell the sweet sto­ry wher­ev­er you go,
Blessèd old sto­ry of love!
Tell it un­til all your heart is aglow,
Filled with the pow­er from above.


Blessèd old sto­ry of love!
Blessèd old sto­ry of love!
Christ came from Hea­ven to save you and me,
Blessèd old sto­ry of love.

Tell it to com­fort the wea­ry and sad,
Tell it the wound­ed to heal;
No other mes­sage can make us so glad,
None will such glo­ry re­veal.


Look to the cross where He died for our sin,
Look to the Lamb on the throne;
Then tell the sto­ry a bro­ther to win,
Jesus your ef­fort will own.


Bright ang­els sweep­ing their harp-strings of gold,
In holy rapt­ure above,
Listen, while saints His sal­va­tion unfold—
Blessèd old sto­ry of love!