Scripture Verse

I bring you good tidings of great joy. Luke 2:10


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Roy­al Dia­dem, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1873), num­ber 56.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)


Glad tidings! glad tidings! O wonderful love!
A message has come from
Our Fa­ther above;
’Tis Je­sus who brought it
To young and to old,
A message of mercy
More precious than gold.


Glad tidings, glad tidings!
O wonderful, wonderful, wonderful love!
Glad tidings, glad tidings!
We hail the glad tidings of wonderful love.

He saith to the weary, O come unto Me;
The poor and the lowly
His glo­ry may see;
He blesseth the meek
With His soul-cheering voice;
He comforts the mourners
And bids them rejoice.


How happy are they who believe in the Lord,
And love the sweet counsel
They find in His Word!
Be rea­dy to hear, and
Be swift to obey,
And follow His steps
In the bright shining way.