Nursery Rhymes

Tell Me the Old Old Story

Tell Me the Old Old Story Lyrics and Music

The edifying words and lyrics of the celebrated hymn begin with "Tell me the old, old story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Tell Me the Old Old Story" hymn were written by its English author Arabella Katherine Hankey. The author of the hymn, Arabella Katherine Hankey, was born on January 12, 1834 and died on May 9, 1911. The joyous music that accompanies the "Tell Me the Old Old Story" song of praise was composed by William Howard Doane The composer of the music to the "Tell Me the Old Old Story" hymn, William Howard Doane, was born on February 3, 1832 and died on December 23, 1915. We have placed "Tell Me the Old Old Story" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and classical church hymn.

Tell Me the Old Old Story Hymn
Title: Tell Me the Old Old Story *** Name of Composer: William Howard Doane *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Arabella Katherine Hankey *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the motivational words of the "Tell Me the Old Old Story" lyrics, Arabella Katherine Hankey (January 12, 1834-May 9, 1911), was born in Clapham, London, England and achieved fame as a Hymn writer and Evangelist.

Tell Me the Old Old Story Lyrics

Tell me the old, old story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
Tell me the story simply, as to a little child,
For I am weak and weary, and helpless and defiled.

Refrain

Tell me the old, old story, tell me the old, old story,
Tell me the old, old story, of Jesus and His love.

Tell me the story slowly, that I may take it in,
That wonderful redemption, God's remedy for sin.
Tell me the story often, for I forget so soon;
The early dew of morning has passed away at noon.

Refrain

Tell me the story softly, with earnest tones and grave;
Remember I'm the sinner whom Jesus came to save.
Tell me the story always, if you would really be,
In any time of trouble, a comforter to me.

Refrain

Tell me the same old story when you have cause to fear
That this world's empty glory is costing me too dear.
Yes, and when that world's glory is dawning on my soul,
Tell me the old, old story: "Christ Jesus makes thee whole."

Refrain

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Tell Me the Old Old Story", William Howard Doane (February 3, 1832-December 23, 1915), was born in Preston, Connecticut, United States and became famous as a composer, musician, Sunday School superintendent and choir director.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Tell Me the Old Old Story
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Arabella Katherine Hankey (January 12, 1834 to May 9, 1911)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: William Howard Doane (February 3, 1832 to December 23, 1915)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Tell me the old, old story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love"
First Publication Date: 1866

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