Spread the Tidings

O spread the gospel tidings

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [O spread the gospel tidings]
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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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

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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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