Scripture Verse

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


Mary D. James (1810–1883)

Words: Ma­ry D. James, 1883.

Music: Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Asa Hull (1828–1907)


Good tid­ings, good tid­ings!
A Sav­ior is born!
Great joy to all peo­ple,
Their sor­row is gone.
With glad­ness we wor­ship
And bow at His feet,
With joy­ous thanks­giv­ing
His prais­es re­peat!


Good tid­ings, good tid­ings!
Good tid­ings we bring!
Hallelujah, hal­le­lu­jah,
Hallelujahs we sing!

Great Sav­ior, how won­drous
Thy love to our race,
To come and re­deem us,
And save us by grace!
To leave Thy blest king­dom
Of glo­ry on high,
And for our re­demp­tion
To suf­fer and die!


O won­der­ful Je­sus—
The child­ren’s best friend!
To praise and adore Thee
Our voic­es we blend.
With heart­felt de­vo­tion
We sing of Thy grace,
And join with the an­gels
In chant­ing Thy praise!