Scripture Verse

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


Theodore F. Seward

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


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.