142. What's the News

1 When’er we meet we always say,
“What’s the news?
Pray what’s the order of the day,
What’s the news?”
His works’ reviving all around,
And sinners hear the gospel sound,
Rejoicing in a Saviour found,
That’s the news!
That’s the news!

2 God has pardoned all my sin,
That’s the news!
I feel the witness deep within,
That’s the news!
And since he took my sins 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!

3 And now if any one should say,
What’s the news?
O tell him you’ve begun to pray,
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!

4 Weary pilgrim, hear the call,
Blessed news!
Christ Jesus came to save us all,
That’s the news!
He died to set poor sinners free,
That we from death might ransomed by,
And with him reign eternally,
That’s the news!
That’s the news!

Text Information
First Line: Whene’er we meet we always say
Title: What's the News
Arranger: W. H. G.
Publication Date: 1888
Tune Information
Name: [Whene’er we meet we always say]
Composer: Rev. W. H. Geistweit

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