242. 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 high above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus
That hailed our Savior's birth. [Refrain]

3 And lo, when they had heard it,
They all bowed down and prayed;
They traveled on together
To where the Babe was laid. [Refrain]

4 Down in a lowly 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: John W. Work, Jr., 1872-1925 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Go, tell it on the mountain
Meter: 76 76 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Musical Style: Gospel; Musical Style: Spiritual; The Liturgical Year: Christmas (Days of) (1 more...)
Source: American Negro Songs and Spirituals, 1940
Tune Information
Name: GO TELL IT
Arranger (choral): John W. Work, III, 1901-1967 (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 with refrain
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Spiritual



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