Tell the Glad Yidings

Representative Text

1 Oh, how faithful is the saying,
Ev'ry word with hope aglow; -
"Though your sins may be as scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow."
To the guilty heart these tidings
Are of peace and pardon full:
"Though your sins are red like crimson,
They shall even be as wool."

Chorus:
Glad tidings of great joy!
Glad tidings of great joy!

2 Oh, how blessed is the promise
To the burden'd and oppress'd:
"Come, come unto me, ye weary,
Come and I will give you rest.
Come and take my yoke upon you;
Of the meek and lowly learn;
Ye shall find my burden easy, -
Find the rest for which you yearn." [Chorus]

3 Oh, how precious is the message
To the souls cast down, dismay'd;
Hark! "Let not your heart be troubled,
Neither let it be afraid."
Help is laid upon the Mighty;
Nothing is too hard for God;
Fear not, for He that redeemed thee
Comforts both with staff and rod. [Chorus]

Source: Sifted Wheat: a collection of songs for Sunday schools, young people's societies, devotional and revival meetings #168

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O how faithful is the saying
Title: Tell the Glad Yidings
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: Glad tidings of great joy
Copyright: Public Domain

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