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
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

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

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

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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.

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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.

Refrain

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.

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