We've a Story to Tell to the Nations

We've a story to tell to the nations

Author: H. Ernest Nichol (1896)
Tune: MESSAGE
Published in 261 hymnals

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1 We've a story to tell to the nations
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light,
A story of peace and light.

Chorus:
For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright,
And Christ's great kingdom shall come on earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

2 We've a song to be sung to the nations
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil,
And shatter the spear and sword,
And shatter the spear and sword.

[Chorus]

3 We've a message to give to the nations,
That the Lord who reigneth above
Hath sent us His Son to save us,
And show us that God is love,
And show us that God is love.

[Chorus]

4 We've a Savior to show to the nations
Who the path of sorrow hath trod,
That all of the world's great peoples
May come to the truth of God,
May come to the truth of God!

[Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #356

Author: H. Ernest Nichol

H. Ernest Nichol (b. Hull, Yorkshire, England, 1862; d. Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England, 1926) had begun a study program in civil engineering when he decided to study music instead. In 1888 he received a bachelor's degree in music from Oxford University. Nichol wrote some 130 hymn tunes and texts, many under the pseudonym “Colin Sterne” (derived from his middle and last name); many were first sung at church school programs. Psalter Hymnal Handbook… Go to person page >

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #586
The Cyber Hymnal #7123
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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The United Methodist Hymnal #569
Worship and Rejoice #562

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #586TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #356TextImage
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #427Image
Celebration Hymnal #446Image
Chalice Hymnal #484Text
Complete Mission Praise #744
Hymns of Faith #499TextImage
Revival Hymns and Choruses #462
Sing Joyfully #524TextImage
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #688
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #296
The United Methodist Hymnal #569TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #733TextImage
Worship and Rejoice #562TextImageAudioScore