Scripture Verse

Christ…hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2

Introduction

Words: George O. Web­ster, 1906. Ap­peared in Hymns of His Grace No. 1 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Bro­thers, 1907), num­ber 149.

Music: Frank E. Lind­gren (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Lind­gren’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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George O. Webster
1866–1942

Lyrics

Lovingly, tenderly, tell the sweet story,
Of the dear Savior whose infinite love
Brought Him to earth from the heavenly glory,
Seeking God’s tender compassion to prove.

Refrain

Tell the sweet story again and again;
Let all who hear it the story repeat;
Lovingly, tenderly, swell the refrain,
Till all of the ransomed in glory shall meet.

Lovingly, tenderly, tell the sweet story,
Till every lost one the message has heard.
Angels look down from the heavenly glory;
They would rejoice to repeat the glad word.

Refrain

Earnestly, faithfully, tell the sweet story;
Dear ones around thee are dying in sin;
Jesus looks down from the heavenly glory,
Watching thee gather the wanderers in.

Refrain

Prayerfully, patiently, tell the sweet story,
Earnestly seeking the lost ones to win;
Leading them up to those mansions of glory
Christ hath prepared for the ransomed from sin.

Refrain