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Words by A. Catherine Hankey (1834-1911)Tune: THE OLD STORY by William Howard Doane (1832-1915), 1867Key signature: C major (no sharps or flats)Time signature: 4/4Meter: 220.127.116.11.D. with RefrainPublic Domain1. Tell me the old, old story Of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love. Tell me the story simply, As to a little child, For I am weak and weary, And helpless and defiled.Refrain: Tell me the old, old story, Tell me the old, old story, Tell me the old, old story Of Jesus and His love.2. Tell me the story slowly, That I may take it in– That wonderful redemption, God’s remedy for sin. Tell me the story often, For I forget so soon; The early dew of morning Has pass away at noon.3. Tell me the story softly, With earnest tones and grave; Remember I’m the sinner Whom Jesus came to save. Tell me the story always, If you would really be, In any time of trouble, A comforter to me.