Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15
Words: Jonathan B. Atchinson, in Gospel Bells, by John W. Bischoff, Otis F. Presbrey, Jeremiah E. Rankin & Henry S. Perkins (Chicago, Illinois: Henry A. Sumner, 1883), number 27.
Music: Pearl J. Sprague (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Atchinson or Sprague (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Repeat the sweet story of Jesus to me,
Oh, tell me the story once more;
Tho’ often I’ve heard it, each time it is told,
’Tis sweeter than ever before.
Oh, tell me the story of Jesus once more;
’Tis sweeter, yes, sweeter
Each time than before.
Oh, tell me once more of His wonderful love,
His goodness and mercy to me;
When hopelessly lost in the darkness of sin,
He found me and bade me go free.
Oh, tell me again of the land of the blest,
Where sorrow and sin never come;
Where I with the Savior shall evermore dwell,
Oh, tell me of Heaven, my home.