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We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light,
A story of peace and light.

Refrain

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright;
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil
And shatter the spear and sword,
And shatter the spear and sword.

We’ve a message to give to the nations,
That the Lord who reigns up above
Has sent us His Son to save us,
And show us that God is love,
And show us that God is love.

We’ve a Savior to show to the nations,
Who the path of sorrow has trod,
That all of the world’s great peoples
Might come to the truth of God,
Might come to the truth of God.

Henry Ernest Nichol was born this date 12/10/1862, at Hull, York­shire, Eng­land.  

He had planned­ to be an en­gin­eer but changed to mu­sic, grad­u­at­ing from Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty (BM 1888).  Most of his hymn tunes were writ­ten for some Sun­day School an­ni­ver­sar­y.  Nichol died 8/30/1926, at Skir­laugh, York­shire, Eng­land.  He is best remembered today for “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Na­tions” (1896).  Some of his work may be found under the name Colin Sterne (an an­a­gram made from the let­ters of his name).

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