Repeat the story o'er and o'er

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1 Repeat the story o'er and o'er,
Of grace so full and free;
I love to hear it more and more,
Since grace has rescued me.

The half was never told,
The half was never told,
Of grace divine, so wonderful,
The half was never told.

2 Of peace I only knew the name,
Nor found my soul its rest,
Until the sweet-voiced angel came
To soothe my weary breast.

The half was never told,
The half was never told,
Of peace divine, so wonderful,
The half was never, never told.

3 My highest place is lying low
At my Redeemer's feet;
No real joy in life I know,
But in his service sweet.

The half was never told,
The half was never told,
Of joy divine, so wonderful,
The half was never told.

4 And, O what rapture will it be,
With all the host above,
To sing, through all eternity,
The wonders of his love.

The half was never told,
The half was never told,
Of love divine, so wonderful,
The half was never told.

Source: The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #85

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Repeat the story o'er and o'er
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: The half was never told

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Instances (1 - 47 of 47)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6: Canadian ed. (words only) #184Page Scan
Christian Hymns #d235
Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #85Page Scan
Free Methodist Hymnal #d515
Gospel Hymns No. 2: as used by them in gospel meetings #23Page Scan
Gospel Hymns No. 6 #d141
Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #421Page Scan
Gospel Praise Book #d211
Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d107
Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #200
Grace and Glory Carols #d129
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #476Page Scan
Hymns of Praise Number Two #d186
Hymns of the Millennial Dawn, with Music: a Choice Collection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d241
Kingdom Songs #d179
Light and Life Songs No. 3 #d211
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #141Page Scan
One Hundred Select Gospel Hymns from Gospel Hymns Consolidated #d48
Our Favorite Hymnal #d260
Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d53
Pearls of Truth in Song #d64
Pentecostal Hymns No. 4, a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #160Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #503Page Scan
Poems and Hymns of Dawn #249Page Scan
Popular Hymns No. 3 #d171
Praise, a New Song Book #d117
Prayer and Praise: or Hymns and Tunes for Prayer Meetings, Praise Meetings, Experience Meetings, Revivals, Missionary Meetings and all special occasions of Christian work and worship #130Page Scan
Precious Hymns #377Page Scan
Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #194
Song Praises: for Sunday schools, Epworth League meetings,Christian Endeavor and young people's societies, evangelistic services, prayer meetings, and for family and private devotions #30Page Scan
Songs for the King's Business #161Page Scan
Songs of Faith and Hope #4Page Scan
Songs of Hope for the Church and Sunday School #76Page Scan
Spiritual Songs and Hymns for Pilgrims. New Church ed. #d157
Temple Songs (Seaside ed.) #11Page Scan
Temple Themes and Sacred Songs #s11Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #141Page Scan
The Christian Sunday School Hymnal: a compilation of choice hymns and tunes for Sunday schools #85TextPage Scan
The Dominion Hymnal #d200
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d612
The Evangelical Hymnal #532Page Scan
The Great Awakening: a choice collection of new and standard gospel songs #89Page Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #844Page Scan
The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d229
The Wesleyan Methodist Hymnal #d459
Uplifting Songs, New and Old #d152
Winnowed Songs for Sunday Schools #203Page Scan



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