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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Inspired by . . . Hymns of Faith: I Love to Tell the Story

You don't have to be on Facebook five minutes to realize that it's human nature to share about the goodness we've found or experienced. 

People love to share the newest cleaning products, DIY technique, or healthy food they've found for their families. And rightly so. We care about these things because we love our families and want what's best for them. And we want to share what we've found with others!

It follows then, that those of us who have experienced the life-changing love of God would want to share it. Those of us who understand the depth of our sin and the completeness of God's forgiveness have a profound compassion for those who are still entangled and weighted down by sin.

From a young age, A. Katherine Hankey, the author of this hymn text took great joy in sharing her faith. She organized Sunday school classes for the rich and poor throughout London in the mid-1800's. 

While recovering from a serious illness, Katherine wrote a lengthy poem on the life of Christ. Consisting of two main sections, the poem was later adapted into two hymns. The first section became "Tell Me the Old, Old Story" and the second, "I Love to Tell the Story."

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.

While the song itself doesn't actually tell the story of Jesus and His love, we who sing it should be quick to fill in the blanks and answer questions as the Spirit guides.


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