Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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William A. Ogden
1841–1897

Words: Is­aac G. Mitch­ell, in Chris­tian En­dea­vor Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key (New York & Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor and Big­low & Main, 1894), num­ber 48.

Music: Will­iam A. Og­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mitch­ell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Go tell the glad tidings of Jesus, so sweet,
Of Jesus who came from above;
The message of mercy to sinners repeat,
The story of infinite love.

Refrain

Go tell the glad tidings again,
And gladly sing out the refrain;
The message is true; what more can we do
Than tell the old story again?

Go tell the glad tidings of Jesus, so sweet,
Till all of His mercy shall know;
And come with rejoicing to bow at His feet,
Redeemed from their sorrow and woe.

Refrain

Go tell the glad tidings of mercy and love,
To lost ones where’er they may be;
That souls may be won for the kingdom above,
And own their salvation to thee.

Refrain