Scripture Verse

Unto you…who believe, He is precious 1 Peter 2:7


James M. Black

Words: G. Mur­ray Klep­fer, in Songs of the Soul, e­dit­ed by Jo­seph F. Ber­ry & James Black (Ci­ncin­na­ti, Ohio: Cran­ston & Curts, 1894), num­ber 43.

Music: James M. Black (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Klep­fer (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Black, would you ?


Tell the wonderful story of Jesus;
How from glory to earth He came;
How He suffered and died to redeem us;
How He lives evermore the same.


Tell the story of His love,
Spread the tidings far and near;
Tell the story of His love,
Tell it out that the world may hear.

Would you lighten the hearts that are heavy?
Drive the clouds from the darkened skies?
Tell the story of grace all-sufficient,
And the strength which His love supplies.


There is fullness of joy in His presence
There is peace for the reconciled;
Unto those who believe He is precious,
Ever near to the trusting child.