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The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/I Love to Tell the Story

107 I Love to Tell the Story
(HANKEY. 7,6,7,6,D. With Refrain)
Katherine Hankey, 1874 William G. Fischer, 1869
 

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 could do.
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I love to tell the stroy, 'Twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and his love.
2.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.
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3.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
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4.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.
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Amen

I Love to Tell the Story