Scripture Verse

They need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light. Revelation 22:5

Introduction

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Judson W. Van DeVenter
1855–1939

Words: Jud­son W. Van De­Ven­ter, in New Songs of the Gos­pel, ed­it­ed by Aus­tin Miles & Mau­rice A. Clif­ton (pseu­do­nym of J. Lin­coln Hall) (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 39.

Music: C. Aus­tin Miles (🔊 pdf nwc).

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C. Austin Miles
1868–1946

Lyrics

When sorrow and trouble like sea billows roll,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
When evil assails me and doubts fill my soul,
Tell me the story of Jesus.

Refrain

Tell it to me, tell it to me,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
Tell it to me.

When weary from labor I rest by the way,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
It strengthens my purpose and brightens the day,
Tell me the story of Jesus.

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In times of affliction, when suffering from pain,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
It softens my pillow, revives me again;
Tell me the story of Jesus.

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When life here is over and time is no more,
Tell me the story of Jesus;
O tell it again on the beautiful shore;
Tell me the story of Jesus.

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