706. Go Tell It on the Mountain

Refrain:
Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and ev'rywhere;
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 Savior's birth. [Refrain]

3 Down in a lonely manger
The humble Christ was born;
And God set us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While shepherds kept their watching
Title: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Author (stanzas): John W. Work II, 1873-1925 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Go tell it on the mountain
Meter: 78 76 76 76
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Christmas
Source: African-American spiritual, c. 19th cent., refrain
Tune Information
Name: GO TELL IT
Meter: 78 76 76 76
Key: G Major
Source: African-American spiritual, c. 19th cent., alt.



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