Tell Me the Old, Old Story

Words: Arabella Katherine Hankey, 1866.
Note: if this seems similar to "I Love to Tell the Story," it is because the words of both songs came from the same poem, "The Old, Old Story," by Arabella K. Hankey

Music   "Evangel," William Howard Doane, 1870
Note: this MIDI file has an introduction and then repeats 4 verses. 
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MIDI file by John Paul Howell
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 1.  Tell me the old, old story of unseen things above,
     Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
     Tell me the story simply, as to a little child,
     For I am weak and weary, and helpless and defiled. 

     Tell me the old, old story, tell me the old, old story,
     Tell me the old, old story, of Jesus and His love. 

 2.  Tell me the story slowly, that I may take it in,
     That wonderful redemption, God's remedy for sin.
     Tell me the story often, for I forget so soon;
     The early dew of morning has passed away at noon. 


 3.  Tell me the story softly, with earnest tones and grave;
     Remember I'm the sinner whom Jesus came to save.
     Tell me the story always, if you would really be,
     In any time of trouble, a comforter to me. 


 4.  Tell me the same old story when you have cause to fear
     That this world's empty glory is costing me too dear.
     Yes, and when that world's glory is dawning on my soul,
     Tell me the old, old story: "Christ Jesus makes thee whole." 

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