Tell them, thus saith the Lord God.@Ezekiel 3:11

William A. Williams, in Holy Voices, edited by Edmund S. Lorenz & Isaiah Baltzell (Dayton, Ohio: W. J. Shuey, 1883), number 116 (🔊 pdf nwc).

There is a story sweet to hear,
I love to tell it, too:
It fills my heart with hope and cheer,
’Tis old, yet ever new.

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’Tis old yet ever new;
’Tis old yet ever new;
I know, I feel it’s true:
’Tis old but ever new.

They tell me God the Son came down
From His bright throne to die,
That I might wear a starry crown,
And dwell with Him on high.

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They say He bore the cross for me,
And suffered in my place,
That I might always happy be,
And ransomed by His grace.

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O wondrous love! so great, so vast,
So boundless and so free!
Low at Thy feet my all I cast;
I covet only Thee.

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