[He] made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.@Philippians 2:7–8

Words: Will­iam C. Mar­tin, in Ex­alt­ed Praise, ed­it­ed by J. How­ard Ent­wisle & Pow­ell Fi­thi­an (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Mac­Cal­la, 1901), num­ber 136.

Music: Pow­ell G. Fi­thi­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a pho­to of Fithian (or a bet­ter one of Martin), would you send us an e-mail?

portrait
William C. Martin
(1864–1915)

O tell me o’er and o’er again
The tale I love so well,
Of how the King of glory left His throne,
And came a humble man among
Our sinful race to dwell,
That He might save and claim us for His own.

Refrain

O tell the sweet old story once again,
Of how the Savior loved the sons of men;
He loved them, oh, so well,
He came on earth to dwell;
O tell the sweet old Gospel story once again.

I am both weak and sinful,
But one thing I surely know,
That Jesus fills my heart with grace and love,
That He will guide me safely thro’
My journey here below,
And then will take me to Himself above.

Refrain

O tell again the story
Of His mercy and His grace,
The story that is told of Him alone;
Of how He died in torment,
In the helpless sinner’s place,
And conquered and is now upon His throne.

Refrain