This song was written by William J, and Gloria Gaither, and Jackie Miller. It was recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB)… the title song of their first Christmas album.
William James Gaither (born March 28, 1936) is an American singer and songwriter of Southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. He has written numerous popular Christian songs with his wife Gloria; he is also known for performing as part of the Bill Gaither Trio and the Gaither Vocal Band (GVB). In the 1990s, his career gained a resurgence (as well as the careers of other southern gospel artists), as popularity grew for the Gaither Homecoming series.
Gloria Gaither (born March 4, 1942) is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. She is the wife of Bill Gaither and together they have written more than 700 songs.
The Gaither Vocal Band is an American southern gospel vocal group, named after its founder and leader Bill Gaither. Although the group started out recording Contemporary Christian music in the 1980s, it became known for Southern Gospel after the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming videos.
The lineup of the band changes often, with artists leaving to work on solo careers, and new and old ones coming to replace them. Besides Bill Gaither, singers with the longest tenure in the band include Guy Penrod (1995–2008), Mark Lowry (1988–2002, 2009–13), Michael English (1985–94, 2009–13), David Phelps (1997–2005, 2009–17) and Wes Hampton (2005–present).
The roster for this Christmas song was David Phelps – tenor; Guy Penrod – lead;
Mark Lowry – baritone; and Bill Gaither – bass.
The band has released 29 albums (not including compilations), at least 19 of which have charted. The band has also released 10 DVDs, which feature many other Christian artists as well. The Gaither Vocal Band has been honored with 2 Grammys and 17 Dove Awards.
This song mentions several parts of the Christmas story… leading to the conclusion that the birth of Jesus Christ is the greatest story ever told.
Bible Reference… Matthew 1:18-25; 2:1-12; Luke 1:26-56; 2:1-20; John 1:1-14
A woman and an angel, a promise and a song,
a word too grand for any mind to hold,
a tax law and a journey, a stable and some straw; these tell the greatest story ever told.
Oh, sing glory in the highest; He is come, our great Messiah;
come, bow before this awesome mystery!
Mighty God and fragile Baby, here, a lowly manger holds.
And it’s still the greatest story ever told!
A hillside and some shepherds, a blaze of blinding light,
angels singing carols in the cold.
Eternal revelation to men as dull as stone; the glorious, greatest story ever told!