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 it’s true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
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, 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.
Author: Kate Hankey (1866); Author (refrain): William G. Fischer (1869)