Scripture Verse

Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10


Theodore F. Seward (1835–1902)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright­est and Best, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 14.

Music: Aff­ton Theo­dore F. Sew­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)


Go bear the joy­ful tid­ings
That first, on Ju­dah’s plain,
Awoke the won­der­ing shep­herds
To praise Mes­si­ah’s name;
Exalt the King of glo­ry
Who left His throne on high,
And came to earth a ran­som
For guil­ty man to die.


Go sound the Gos­pel trum­pet
Beyond the roll­ing sea,
From chains of sin and dark­ness
To set the cap­tive free.

Go in your Mas­ter’s vine­yard,
And la­bor heart and hand;
The word of life eter­nal
Proclaim to ev­ery land—
The sweet and pre­cious pro­mise
To all who will be­lieve,
Free grace and full sal­va­tion
For all who will re­ceive.


Go tell the brok­en spir­it
That vain­ly sighs for rest,
There is a home in glo­ry,
A home for ev­er blest;
Go bring the lost to Je­sus,
His ten­der love to share;
Go forth to ev­ery na­tion:
Immortal souls are there.