290. Go Tell It on the Mountain

Refrain:
Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and ev'rywhere;
go tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born!

1 While shepherds kept their watching
o’er silent flocks by night,
behold, throughout the heavens
there shone a holy light. [Refrain]

2 The shepherds feared and trembled
when, lo! above the earth
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed our Savior‘s birth. [Refrain]

3 Down in a lonely manger
the humble Christ was born;
and God sent us salvation
that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While shepherds kept their watching
Title: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Author (stanzas): John W. Work Jr., 1872-1925 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Go tell it on the mountain
Meter: 7 8 7 6 7 6 7 6
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Christmas; Songs for Children; Witness
Source: African American spiritual (Refrain)
Tune Information
Name: GO TELL IT
Meter: 7 8 7 6 7 6 7 6
Key: F Major
Source: African American spiritual



Media
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