I love to tell the story


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 can do.
Refrain:
I love to tell the story,
'twill be my theme in glory,
to tell the old, old story
of Jesus and his love.


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. Refrain

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. Refrain

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. Refrain


Words: Katherine Hankey, 1868

Music: Hankey, Gosterwood

Meter: 76 76 D with Refrain

Website compiled by Steve Benner, 1999-2003.