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)

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

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.