Scripture Verse

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16


James Rowe (1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in Songs for All, ed­it­ed by John J. Wick­er (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1906), num­ber 11.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira B. Wilson (1880–1950)


There’s a sweet old sto­ry
Which I love to hear,
When the night is long and drea­ry;
When I feel the pow­er
Of the tempt­er near,
And my soul is sad and wea­ry.


’Tis the old, old sto­ry of His love,
’Tis the sweet, old mes­sage from above;
For no oth­er can I find
That can calm a trou­bled mind,
Like the sweet old sto­ry of His love.

There’s a sweet old sto­ry
That I love to read
When my spi­rit dreads the mor­row,
When, to help me on­ward,
Strength or cheer I need,
Or when com­fort I would bor­row.


There’s a sweet old sto­ry
That I love to tell,
To the heart by grief o’er­tak­en,
To the friend­less bro­thers
Who in dark­ness dwell,
And to those by hope for­sak­en.