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

Introduction

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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).

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Ira B. Wilson
1880–1950

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

’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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain