Scripture Verse

I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember Thy wonders of old. Psalm 77:11


Harriet E. Jones (1823–1915)

Words: Har­ri­et E. Jones, in Hymns New and Old, Re­vised (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1891).

Music: Co­lo­mi­ers Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


There’s an old-fa­shioned sto­ry,
And an old-fa­shioned song,
That has glad­dened the weary
Thro’ the ag­es along,
In the old up­per cham­ber
It was joy­ful­ly told,
O ’tis ve­ry old-fa­shioned!
But as sweet as of old.


O this old-fa­shioned sto­ry
And this old-fa­shioned song
Is a joy to the wea­ry
All life’s jour­ney along;
For they know, hal­le­lu­jah!
In the ci­ty of gold,
They will sing it for ev­er,
This sweet sto­ry of old.

There’s a band of old sol­diers
That to Je­sus belong,
Who have told this old sto­ry
And have sung this old song,
In the heat of the bat­tle,
In the face of the bold,
And to­day they will tell you,
’Tis as sweet as old.


O the old-fashioned sto­ry
And the old-fashioned song
O’er the broad earth are roll­ing!
Winning souls all along;
This sweet story of Je­sus
And this glad song so old
Shall be heard thro’ the ag­es
In that bright up­per fold.