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.
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.
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.
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."
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