Blessed old story of love

Tell the sweet story wherever you go

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Tell the sweet story wherever you go]
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1. Tell the sweet story wherever you go,
Blessèd old story of love!
Tell it until all your heart is aglow,
Filled with the power from above.

Blessèd old story of love!
Blessèd old story of love!
Christ came from Heaven to save you and me,
Blessèd old story of love.

2. Tell it to comfort the weary and sad,
Tell it the wounded to heal;
No other message can make us so glad,
None will such glory reveal. [Refrain]

3. Look to the cross where He died for our sin,
Look to the Lamb on the throne;
Then tell the story a brother to win,
Jesus your effort will own. [Refrain]

4. Bright angels sweeping their harp-strings of gold,
In holy rapture above,
Listen, while saints His salvation unfold—
Blessèd old story of love! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #562

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Tell the sweet story wherever you go
Title: Blessed old story of love
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt



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