111a. What's the News?

1 Whene’er we meet you always say,—
"What’s the news? What’s the news?"
Pray, what’s the order of the day—
What’s the news? What’s the news?
Oh, I have got good news to tell!
My Saviour hath done all things well,
And triumphed over death and hell—
That’s the news! That’s the news!

2 The Lamb was slain on Calvary—
That’s the news! That’s the news!
To set a world of sinners free—
That’s the news! That’s the news!
For us He bowed His sacred head,
For us His precious blood was shed,
And now He’s risen from the dead,
That’s the news! That’s the news!

3 The Lord has pardon'd all my sin—
That’s the news! That’s the news!
I feel the witness now within—
That’s the news! That’s the news!
And since He took my guilt away,
And taught me how to watch and pray,
I’m happy now from day to day—
That’s the news! That’s the news!

4 And Jesus Christ can save you too—
That’s the news! That’s the news!
Your sinful heart He can renew—
That’s the news! That’s the news!
This moment, if for sins you grieve,
This moment, if you do believe,
A ready pardon you’ll receive—
That’s the news! That’s the news!

5 And then if any one should say—
"What’s the news! What’s the news?"
Oh, tell them you’ve begun to pray!—
That’s the news! That’s the news!
That you have joined the conqu'ring band,
And now, with joy, at God’s command,
You’re marching to the better land—
That’s the news! That’s the news!

Text Information
First Line: Whene'er we meet you always say
Title: What's the News?
Author: Anon.
Meter: 8.6. 8.6. 8.8. 8.6.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1937
Topic: The Gospel
Notes: Tune Tidings is on the next page
Tune Information
Name: GOOD NEWS
Meter: 8.6. 8.6. 8.8. 8.6.
Incipit: 51712 34543 24321
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Old Melody



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