Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.43

First Line: 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!

2 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 labour,
Tell of the sorrows He bore ;
He was despised and rejected,
Homeless, afflicted, and poor.

3 Tell of the cross where they nailed Him ;
Tell of His 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 :
Glory for ever to Jesus !
He paid the ransom for me.