Scripture Verse

The Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing. Acts 17:21


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Pen­te­cost­al Hymns No. 3 (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1900). Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ma­ry Til­den, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: Lake Mead Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, in Grate­ful Praise (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1902), num­ber 1 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


We will sing the old, old sto­ry,
Though you ask for some­thing new;
’Tis our pass­port home to glo­ry;
Jesus died for me and you.


Yes, we’ll sing the old, old sto­ry,
Ever old and ev­er new,
How the Lord of life and glo­ry
Came to save both me and you.

We will sing His grand sal­va­tion,
Sing of Christ and Him alone,
’Till in ev­ery clime and na­tion
His be­lov­èd name is known.


Yes, we’ll sing the old, old sto­ry
O’er and o’er the song re­peat,
Till we see the King in glo­ry,
Kneeling at His bless­èd feet.