Scripture Verse

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isaiah 52:7

Introduction

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Johann M. Haydn
(1737–1806)

Words: Ben­ja­min Gough, Ly­ra Sab­ba­ti­ca (Lon­don: Houl­ston & Wright, 1865), pag­es 23–24.

Music: Green­land (Hay­dn) Jo­hann M. Hay­dn (1737–1806). Ar­ranged in Ben­ja­min Ja­cob’s Na­tion­al Psalm­o­dy, 1819 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

How beauteous on the mountains
The feet of him that brings,
Like streams from living fountains,
Good tidings of good things;
That publishes salvation;
From error gives release
To every tribe and nation:
God’s reign of joy and peace.

Break forth in hymns of gladness,
O waste Jerusalem;
Let songs instead of sadness,
Thy jubilee proclaim;
The Lord, in strength victorious,
Upon thy foes has trod;
Behold, O earth, the glorious
Salvation of our God.