Words: Rev. Horatius Bonar, 1861
Compare: Christ, The Father's Son Eternal
1. Come and hear the grand old story,
Story of the ages past;
All earthís annals far surpassing,
Story that shall ever last.
That the world has ever known.
2. Christ, the Father, Son eternal,1
Once was born, a Son of Man;
He who never knew beginning,
Here on earth a life began. Chorus
3. Here in Davidís lowly city,
Tenant of the manger bed,
Child of everlasting ages,
Maryís Infant lays His head. Chorus
1. Or: Christ, the Father's Son Eternal. Return
Sheet Music by S. B. Saxton from Charles L. Hutchins
Sheet Music by Jeremiah Franklin Ohl from The Parish School Hymnal. Philadelphia: Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1926, #33
This is a highly edited version of a much longer hymn whose original title was "The Old Story," and is most commonly found under the title of the first line: "Christ, The Father's Son Eternal."
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