Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


Eliza E. Hewitt

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Songs of Love and Praise, by John R. Swe­ney (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­sylv­ania: John J. Hood, 1894).

Music: Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick


Tell the sweet story wherever you go,
Blessèd old story of love!
Tell it until all your heart is aglow,
Filled with the power from above.


Blessèd old story of love!
Blessèd old story of love!
Christ came from Heaven to save you and me,
Blessèd old story of love.

Tell it to comfort the weary and sad,
Tell it the wounded to heal;
No other message can make us so glad,
None will such glory reveal.


Look to the cross where He died for our sin,
Look to the Lamb on the throne;
Then tell the story a brother to win,
Jesus your effort will own.


Bright angels sweeping their harp-strings of gold,
In holy rapture above,
Listen, while saints His salvation unfold—
Blessèd old story of love!