On Friday family nights, we sing a few hymns. The Gospel (Good News) of our Lord Jesus Christ has also been called The Greatest Story Ever Told, His-story, Perfect Myth and Perfect Fact (in “Myth Became Fact” by C.S. Lewis), and in one of the hymns we sang,“I Love to Tell the Story”, it’s called The Old, Old Story.
I Love to Tell the Story
Words by A. Katherine Hankey, Music by William G. Fischer
1. I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love;
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true,
It satisfies my longings as nothing else would do.
I love to tell the story,
’Twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story
Of Jesus and His love.
2. I love to tell the story, more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams;
I love to tell the story, it did so much for me,
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.
3. I love to tell the story, ’tis pleasant to repeat,
What seems each time I tell it more wonderfully sweet;
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.
4. I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest;
And when in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song,
’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.