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Spread the Tidings

O spread the gospel tidings

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [O spread the gospel tidings]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O spread the gospel tidings
Across the land and sea;
And for the Master’s glory
Tell of His grace so free.

Spread the tidings, glorious tidings,
Take the message all over the world,
Till from sea to sea and from shore to shore
God’s banner is unfurled.

2 O take to China’s millions,
To those who never heard,
The blessed gospel message
As written in God’s word. [Refrain]

3 To India’s heathen darkness
Go with the gospel light,
Until the night has vanished
In sunshine clear and bright. [Refrain]

4 To far-off isles and countries
Go tell of Jesus’ love,
Until the lost are gathered
Safe in the fold above. [Refrain]

Source: Full Gospel Songs #227

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O spread the gospel tidings
Title: Spread the Tidings
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Spread the tidings, glorious tidings
Publication Date: 1941
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1941.


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Full Gospel Songs #227

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