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99. I Love to Tell the Story

1 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 would 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.

2 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. [Refrain]

3 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 loved so long. [Refrain]

4 I love to hear the story
Of unseen things above,
Creation and God's glory,
Of Jesus and his love;
How Light o'ercomes the darkness,
The vision of Shalom;
How God dwells deep within us,
And truth will lead us home.
I love to hear the story,
It covers us in glory,
That joyful wonderful story
Of God's eternal love.

Text Information
First Line: I love to tell the story
Title: I Love to Tell the Story
Author: Catherine Hankey (1866)
Author (v.4): Mary Moehlman
Refrain First Line: I love to tell the story
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6. with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Discipleship; God's Love; Story of Jesus (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: HANKEY
Composer: William G. Fischer (1869)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6. with refrain
Key: A♭ Major



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