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43. 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. [Refrain]

2 The shepherds feared and trembled
when lo, above the earth
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed our Saviour's birth. [Refrain]

3 Down in a lonely manger
the humble Christ was born,
and God sent our salvation
that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While shepherds kept their watching
Title: Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Author: John Wesley Work II (1907)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: Irregular
Topic: The Christian Year: Christmas; Choruses and Refrains; Christian Year: Christmas (17 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go, tell it on the mountain
Tune Information
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major
Source: African-American spiritual 19th century arr. United Reformed Church (U.K.)
Copyright: Arrangement copyright © United Reformed Church. By permission of Oxford University Press.

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