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29. Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Go, tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere;
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.

2 The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed our Savior's birth.

3 Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born,
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn.

Text Information
First Line: While shepherds kept their watching
Title: Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Author (stanzas): John W. Work II, 1872-1925
Refrain First Line: Go, tell it on the mountain
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Tune Information
Arranger: John W. Work III (1940)
Harmonizer and Adapter: Melva W. Costen (1987)
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major
Source: African-American spiritual
Copyright: Music: Harmonization and adaptation © 1989 by Melva Wilson Costen. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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