Sunday, February 3, 2013

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #5

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.

Today's feature song is "I Love To Tell The Story" by hymnist Katherine Hankey (1834-1911) and composed by William G. Fischer, (1835-1910).  Katherine Hankey was the daughter of a wealthy Banker and she used organize Sunday School classes in London (England) at an early age.  When she was 30 years old she became very ill - it was during this time of sickness that she wrote poems which later became this hymn.

Please listen to the "YouTube" video below.

Turn with me to number 446 in your hymnals and let's sing:

I Love to Tell the Story
by Katherine Hanky (1834-1911) composed by William G. Fischer (1835-1910)
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 can do.
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.

I love to tell the story, "Twill be my theme in glory, To tell the old, old story Of Jesus and His love.

A special thanks to "BestLovedHymns" for posting this on YouTube


  1. Hmmm... I could perfectly connect with how you feel. I also love songs from the hymnal and prefer songs with piano or organ accompaniment. Have a blessed Sunday!

  2. A.W. Tozer has commented in his writings that he often studied the old hymns... they are like a treasure trove of deep worship and solid rock faith! Just reading and studying them as a daily devotional along with the scriptures would really strengthen our walk. :)

  3. following you back from the blog hop. thanks for stopping by my blog
    bev (Black Ink Paperie)

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog with the GFC! So excited to get to know one of my followers!
    Jenny @ French Press Mornings

  5. this is an awesome idea. :) I have loved this song forever. Thanks!


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