poetry & praise
I Love to Tell the Story
by Katherine Hankey

I love to tell the story Of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, Because I know 'tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else [can] do.

Refrain
I love to tell the story, 'Twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story; More wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies Of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story, It did so much for me;
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.

I love to tell the story; 'Tis pleasant to repeat
What seems, each time I tell it, More wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story, For some have never heard
The message of salvation From God's own holy Word.

I love to tell the story; For those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting To hear it like the rest.
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
'Twill be the old, old story That I have lov'd so long.

Copied by Stephen Ross for WholesomeWords.org from Golden Bells. Compiled by Homer A. Rodeheaver. Chicago; Philadelphia: the Rodeheaver Company, ©1923.


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