Tell me the old, old story (Francis Duckworth)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-31)  CPDL #69477:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-05-31).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 31 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Tell me the old, old story
Composer: Francis Duckworth
Lyricist: Katherine Hankey
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1921
Description: Hymn tune: The Old, Old Story

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Original text and translations

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1 Tell me the old, old story
Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory,
Of Jesus and His love.

2 Tell me the story simply,
As to a little child;
For I am weak and weary,
And helpless and defiled.

3 Tell me the story slowly,
That I may take it in -
That wonderful redemption,
God's remedy for sin.

4 Tell me the story often,
For I forget so soon;
The early dew of morning
Has passed away at noon.

5 Tell me the story softly,
With earnest tones and grave;
Remember, I'm the sinner,
When Jesus came to save.

6 Tell me the story always,
If you would really be,
In any time of trouble,
A comforter to me.

7. Tell me the same old story
When you have cause to fear
That this world's empty glory
Is costing me too dear.

8. Yes, and, when the world's glory
Shall dawn upon my soul,
Tell me the old, old story,-
Christ Jesus makes them whole.