Scripture Verse

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story. Psalm 107:2


Ernest Rippetoe (1892–1962)

Words & Mu­sic: First verse by San­dy Glo­ver. Se­cond & third by Er­nest Rip­pe­toe, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Glo­ver (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one or Rip­pe­toe,


Tell the sto­ry of sal­va­tion,
Over mount­ain, plain and sea;
Bear to all the glo­ri­ous tid­ings,
Christ has died from sin to free!


Tell, oh! tell the won­drous sto­ry,
Of the Sav­ior’s match­less love,
How He died that all might en­ter
Into life and joy above!

Tell the sto­ry to the wan­der­ers,
Try to lead them to the fold;
Tell them how the Sav­ior loves them,
And would give them peace un­told.


Tell the sto­ry, sing it, live it,
Letting Christ each mo­ment guide,
Till no soul on earth can doubt it,
Jesus for the whole world died!