"Good tidings," "Good tidings!" A Saviour is born!

"Good tidings," "Good tidings!" A Saviour is born!

Author: Mary D. James
Tune: [Good tidings, good tidings]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Good tidings, good tidings!
A Savior is born!
Great joy to all people,
Their sorrow is gone.
With gladness we worship
And bow at His feet,
With joyous thanksgiving
His praises repeat!

Good tidings, good tidings!
Good tidings we bring!
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujahs we sing!

2 Great Savior, how wondrous
Thy love to our race,
To come and redeem us,
And save us by grace!
To leave Thy blest kingdom
Of glory on high,
And for our redemption
To suffer and die! [Refrain]

3 O wonderful Jesus—
The children’s best friend!
To praise and adore Thee
Our voices we blend.
With heartfelt devotion
We sing of Thy grace,
And join with the angels
In chanting Thy praise! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8129

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "Good tidings," "Good tidings!" A Saviour is born!
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: "Good tidings," "Good tidings!"
Publication Date: 1884
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8129
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The Cyber Hymnal #8129

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