Sunday, June 04, 2006

Tell me the story of Jesus

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word,
Tell me the story most precious
Sweetest that ever was heard;
Tell how the angels, in chorus,
Sang as they welcomed His birth,
Glory to God in the highest,
Peace and good tidings to earth.

Tell me the story of Jesus,
Write on my heart every word,
Tell me the story most precious,
Sweetest that ever was heard.

Fasting, alone in the desert,
Tell of the days that He passed,
How for our sins He was tempted,
Yet was triumphant at last;
Tell of the years of His labor,
Tell of the sorrow He bore,
He was despised and afflicted,
Homeless, rejected, and poor.

Tell of the cross where they nailed Him,
Writhing in anguish and pain;
Tell of the grave where they laid Him,
Tell how He liveth again;
Love in that story so tender,
Clearer than ever I see;
Stay, let me weep while you whisper,
Love paid the ransom for me.

Lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915)

One of the great powers that influence the world is the writer of favorite songs and hymns. Such a person approaches nearer to the hearts of the people than any one else. Wherever the religion of Christ has found lodgment, the countless songs of Fanny Crosby, the subject of this sketch, have brought comfort to Christian hearts and stirred up inspiration that will abide as long as life shall last.

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BigDadGib said...

My mom talked about Fanny Crosby all the time. My mother wrote music too and loved to sing about Jesus. Thanks for you post.


Walker said...

I think I fell in love with my husband the day we went to his mother's house and he said: Mama, do you have a song on your heart? And she said yes and then Mark Wayne played the guitar and his mom sang about Jesus.

Dee said...

I am enjoying reading your blog, and I just wanted to let you know.

Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Fanny Crosby has written so many awesome hymns. Her life story is so inspirational.

Rebekah said...

Awesome song. Fannie Crosby is truly an inspiration.

jgf said...

Thanks, everyone! It sounds like you all have great memories associated with these hymns.

Jeff H said...

One of the classic hymns, that we do not sing near enough any more. To our everlasting shame.