Scripture Verse

Go…to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. Mark 5:19

Introduction

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Henry L. Gilmour (1836–1920)

Words: Hen­ry J. Zel­ley, in Our Praise in Song, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney et al. (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood1893, ), num­ber 123.

Music: Sen­e­gal Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Zel­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Have you, my dear bro­ther,
Been res­cued from sin?
Is Christ the Re­deem­er abid­ing with­in?
Would you help some oth­er sal­va­tion to win?
Then tell the glad sto­ry abroad.

Refrain

Oh, tell the glad sto­ry,
O tell what you know,
That sin­ners find cleans­ing in Cal­va­ry’s flow,
And every heart may be made whit­er than snow,
Oh, tell the glad sto­ry abroad.

Are you, my dear bro­ther,
Washed whit­er than snow?
And now does the cleans­ing blood ov­er you flow?
And would you have oth­ers the same joy to know?
Then tell the glad sto­ry abroad.

Refrain

Does Christ, my dear bro­ther,
Within you now reign?
And sinf­ul en­joy­ments do you now dis­dain?
Oh, would you help oth­ers a hea­ven to gain?
Then tell the glad sto­ry abroad.

Refrain