Scripture Verse

I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10


Lewis E. Jones (1865–1936)

Words: Lo­ra M. Jones, 1898. Ap­peared in the Gos­pel Her­ald in Song, by Will­iam S. Nic­kle, George F. Me­yer & Ow­en F. Pugh (Chicago, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1899), num­ber 196, alt.

Music: Lew­is E. Jones (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Lo­ra Jones (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Tell the joy­ful news, Christ the Lord is born,
Peace and joy He brings on this Christ­mas morn;
Let the bells ring out and their mu­sic tell,
Jesus comes to reign, King Im­ma­nu­el.


In the high­est peace, good will to men;
Jesus cometh, tell the news again;
While the an­gels sing of the new­born King,
Spread the joy­ful news ov­er all the land.

Tell the joy­ful news, night has passed away,
And the dawn­ing breaks of a bright­er day;
For the Gos­pel rays from the man­ger shine,
Over all the world, shed­ding light di­vine.


Tell the joy­ful news ov­er all the earth:
Let the na­tions hear of a Sav­ior’s birth,
’Till each grate­ful heart shall the strain re­peat,
And their trib­utes bring to the Mas­ter’s feet.