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Tell It Again Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the beloved hymn begin with "Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay, Dying alone at the close of the day" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Tell It Again" hymn were written by its American author Mary Bridges Canedy Slade. The author of the hymn, Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, was born on January 18, 1826 and died on April 15, 1882. The blissful music that accompanies the "Tell It Again" song of praise was composed by Rigdon McCoy McIntosh.  The composer of the music to the "Tell It Again" hymn, Rigdon McCoy McIntosh, was born on April 3, 1836 and died on July 2, 1899. We have placed "Tell It Again" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the reverent lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Tell It Again Hymn
Title: Tell It Again *** Name of Composer: Rigdon McCoy McIntosh *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Mary Bridges Canedy Slade *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the beautiful words of the "Tell It Again" lyrics, Mary Bridges Canedy Slade (January 18, 1826-April 15, 1882), was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States and achieved fame as a minister's wife, teacher and hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Tell It Again", Rigdon McCoy McIntosh (April 3, 1836-July 2, 1899), was born in Maury County, Tennessee, United States and became famous as a composer and musician. He was also music editor of the Methodist Episcopal Church South Publishing House.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Tell It Again
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Mary Bridges Canedy Slade (January 18, 1826 to April 15, 1882)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Rigdon McCoy McIntosh (April 3, 1836 to July 2, 1899)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay, Dying alone at the close of the day"
First Publication Date: 1876


Tell It Again Lyrics

Into the tent where a gypsy boy lay,
Dying alone at the close of the day,
News of salvation we carried; said he:
"Nobody ever has told it to me!"


Tell it again! Tell it again!
Salvation's story repeat o'er and o'er.
Till none can say of the children of men,
"Nobody ever has told me before."

"Did He so love me, a poor little boy?
Send unto me the good tidings of joy?
Need I not perish? My hand will He hold?
Nobody ever the story has told!"


Bending we caught the last words of his breath,
Just as he entered the valley of death:
"God sent His Son! ‘Whosoever,' said He:
Then I am sure that He sent Him for me!"


Smiling he said, as his last sigh he spent,
"I am so glad that for me He was sent!"
Whispered, while low sunk the sun in the west,
"Lord, I believe, tell it now to the rest!"


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