Hankey, Katherine, is known to the public as the author of two of the most popular of modern hymns, She published The Old, Old Story in 1866, The Old, Old Story and Other Verses in 1879, and Heart to Heart in 1870. Many editions of these small books were sold, and some of her hymns have been translated into many languages. They are full of sweetness and faith. Miss Hankey is said to be the daughter of an English banker. The date of her birth we have not been able to learn. We hope to be able to present later additional facts concerning the life of the author of the very popular hymn which here bears her name. The hymn beginning, |Tell me the old, old story,| is scarcely less popular than its companion hymn here given.
I love to tell the story 544