Hymn Story: We’ve A Story to Tell to the Nations
“We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations” was written by Henry Ernest Nichol, a British civil engineering student and musician. He was born on December 10, 1862 in Hull, Yorkshire, England. He wrote around 130 hymns, primarily for children.
“We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations” was first published in a London hymnal in 1896. The first printing in the United States seems to be in the songbook Hymns and Tunes for Schools in 1908.
Nichol often wrote under a pseudonym, Colin Sterne being his most frequently used. He wrote around 130 hymns, primarily for children.
Ernest Nichol died in Skirlaugh, Yorkshire, England in 1926.