Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay

Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay

Author: Mary B. C. Slade
Tune: [Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay]
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1 Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay,
Dying alone at the close of the day,
News of salvation we carried—said he:
“Nobody ever has told it to me!”

Tell it again! Tell it again!
Salvation's story repeat o'er and o'er.
Till none can say of the children of men,
“Nobody ever has told me before!”

2 “Did He so love me, a poor little boy?
Send unto me the good tidings of joy?
Need I not perish?— My hand will He hold?—
Nobody ever the story has told! [Refrain]

3 Bending, we caught the last words of his breath,
Just as he entered the valley of death:
“God sent His Son!—Whosoever!” said He:
“Then I am sure that He sent Him for me!” [Refrain]

4 Smiling he said, as his last sigh he spent,
“I am so glad that for me He was sent!”
Whispered, while low sank the sun in the west:
“Lord, I believe! tell it now to the rest!” [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #170

Author: Mary B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing?  Go to person page >

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First Line: Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay
Author: Mary B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: Tell it again, tell it again, salvation's story repeat



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