O tell me the story that never grows old

O tell me the story that never grows old

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [O tell me the story that never grows old]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 O tell me the story that never grows old,
The story of One whom the prophets foretold;
The Horn of salvation, the Sceptre and Star,
The Light in the darkness they saw from afar.

Chorus:
It never grows old, It never grows old,
The story of Jesus Will never grow old!

2 O tell me the story that never grows old,
The story the angel at Bethlehem told;
The Babe in the manger, of lowliest birth,
The highest archangel excelling in worth. [Chorus]

3 O tell me the story that never grows old,
The story the Gospels repeat manifold;
The love and compassion in Jesus we trace,
The power and patience, the glory and grace. [Chorus]

4 O tell me the story that never grows old,
The story the ages to come will unfold;
The kindness of God in redeeming the lost,
The death of our Saviour in paying the cost. [Chorus]



Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #74

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: O tell me the story that never grows old
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: The story so true

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