Tell it Again

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!”

Refrain:
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? --hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay
Title: Tell it Again
Author: Mary B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: Tell it again, tell it again, salvation's story repeat
Publication Date: 1876
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #398
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