The story behind _I love to tell the story_ by Katherine Hankey

One of the figures I find most interesting in our hymnal is a Katherine Hankey, the writer of the great hymn “I Love To Tell The Story”

Did you know the story behind it? Let me share it with you in the video below, so get comfortable and hit play.

Lyrics by Katherine Hankey

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
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
I love to tell the story
‘Twill be my theme in glory
To tell the old, old story
Of Jesus and his love
To tell the old, old story
Of Jesus and his love

Almost two centuries have passed, and we’re still singing this song with the same faith and dedication when it was first sung around the world by the great evangelistic campaigns.

Did you know what was behind this lovely and evergreen hymn? What do you think is a good element all Christian musicians should learn from traditional hymns? Let us know in the comments below.

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