2901. I Love to Hear the Story

1. I love to hear the story
which angel voices tell,
How once the King of glory
came down on earth to dwell.
I am both weak and sinful;
but this I surely know,
The Lord came down to save me,
because He loved me so.

2. I’m glad my blessèd Savior
was once a child like me,
To show how pure and holy
His little ones might be;
And, if I try to follow
His footsteps here below,
He never will forget me,
because He loves me so.

3. To sing His love and mercy
my sweetest songs I’ll raise;
And, though I cannot see Him,
I know he hears my praise;
For He has kindly promised
that even I may go
To sing among His angels,
because He loves me so.

Text Information
First Line: I love to hear the story
Title: I Love to Hear the Story
Author: Emily H. Miller (1867)
Meter: 76.76 D
Language: English
Source: The Little Corporal (Chicago, Illinois: 1867)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Arthur Henry Mann (1881)
Meter: 76.76 D
Incipit: 33321 17544 32335
Key: G Major
Source: The Methodist Sunday School Hymnbook (London: 1881)
Copyright: Public Domain

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