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251. Go, Tell It on the Mountain

[Refrain:]
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. (Refrain)

2 The shepherds feared and trembled,
when lo! above the earth,
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed the Savior’s birth. (Refrain)

3 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
Adapter: John W. Work Jr. (1907)
Refrain First Line: Go, tell it on the mountain
Meter: Irr. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1989
Scripture:
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Birth and Baptism; Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany (4 more...)
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Tune Information
Name: GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN
Adapter and Arranger: William Farley Smith (1986)
Meter: Irr. with Refrain
Key: G Major
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Copyright: Adapt. and arr. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House.



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