Go and make disciples of all nations.@Matthew 28:19

Almeda E. Wright, 1893.

Robert C. Marquis (🔊 pdf nwc).

’Tis a sweet and tender story,
How the Father from above
Looked down on His erring children
With the pitying eye of love;
How He sent His Well Belovèd,
Forgiveness to unfold;
That sweet and tender story,
O Christian, must be told.

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It must be told, it must be told,
The story must be told;
That sweet and tender story,
O Christian, must be told.

’Tis the very same old story
That has warmed the cold world’s heart
Through the centuries that have vanished,
But its charm can ne’er depart;
There are souls that have not heard it,
Some hearts so strangely cold;
To these, O faltering Christian,
The story must be told.

Refrain

Say you not that unavailing
Seem the words you try to speak;
Trust the Holy Spirit’s unction,
It shall strengthen what is weak.
Go forth to do His bidding;
The truth shall make you bold;
Though few shall heed your story,
That story must be told.

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