Scripture Verse

Tell…how great things the Lord has done for you, and has had compassion on you. Mark 5:19

Introduction

Words: Mary B. Col­by, in Gates Ajar, ed­it­ed by John H. Kur­zen­kna­be (Har­ris­burg, Penn­syl­van­ia: J. H. Kur­zen­kna­be & Sons, 1885), num­ber 46.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Col­by (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
John R. Sweney
1837–1899

Lyrics

Go tell the story of Jesus
To some poor sin-sick soul;
Think of the time you heard it,
And how it made you whole.
It drove away the darkness
Of night, wherein you lay;
It brought to you the glory
And light of perfect day.

Refrain

Go tell the story of Jesus
To some poor sin-sick soul;
Think of the time you heard it,
And how it made you whole.

Go tell the story of Jesus
To strangers you may meet,
And dwell upon His mercy
In accents rich and sweet;
It may be they’ll forget you,
In busy toil and care;
But they’ll not forget the story
You whispered in their ear.

Refrain

Go tell the story of Jesus
To those who have not heard,
And make it sound as lovely
As the song of some sweet bird;
Tell with a glowing rapture
His tender words of love;
And tell them of the beauty
Of that blest home above.

Refrain

Go tell the story of Jesus
To people great and small;
Remember He, the Savior,
Gave up His life for all;
Tell it when death’s cold billows
Are underneath your feet,
’Twill be the only story
Heard in the golden street.

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