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The Grand Old Story of Salvation

Lyrics

We tell it as we journey t’ward the mansions built above,
The grand old story of salvation;
We sing it out with gladness, in the melodies of love,
The grand old story of salvation.

Chorus:
Ring it out, ring it out,
Ring, to ev’ry tribe and nation,
Ring it out, ring it out,
The grand old story of salvation.

His hand can lift the fallen and His blood can make them white,
The grand old story of salvation;
His love can pierce the darkness with a never-fading light,
The grand old story of salvation. [Chorus]

We’ll sing it in the battle for its notes are victory,
The grand old story of salvation;
We’ll sing it in our trials, till the passing shadows flee,
The grand old story of salvation. [Chorus]

The angels look with wonder, yet their harps can never tell,
The grand old story of salvation;
His ransomed, cloth’d with beauty, shall the praise of Jesus swell,
The grand old story of salvation. [Chorus]

Author of the song: Eliza E. Hewitt
Li­die H. Ed­munds or Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from “The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers” by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel.

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