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

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


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.