Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.@Luke 2:10
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William A. Ogden (1841-1897)

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

William A. Ogden (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

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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.

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