Scripture Verse

I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember Thy wonders of old. Psalm 77:11


Harriet E. Jones

Words: Har­ri­et E. Jones, in Hymns New and Old, Re­vised (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1891).

Music: Co­lo­mi­ers Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Daniel B. Towner


There’s an old-fashioned story,
And an old-fashioned song,
That has gladdened the weary
Thro’ the ages along,
In the old upper chamber
It was joyfully told,
O ’tis very old-fashioned!
But as sweet as of old.


O this old-fashioned story
And this old-fashioned song
Is a joy to the weary
All life’s journey along;
For they know, hallelujah!
In the city of gold,
They will sing it for ever,
This sweet story of old.

There’s a band of old soldiers
That to Jesus belong,
Who have told this old story
And have sung this old song,
In the heat of the battle,
In the face of the bold,
And today they will tell you,
’Tis as sweet as old.


O the old-fashioned story
And the old-fashioned song
O’er the broad earth are rolling!
Winning souls all along;
This sweet story of Jesus
And this glad song so old
Shall be heard thro’ the ages
In that bright upper fold.