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Publish Glad Tidings

Representative Text

1 O workers, haste, thy mission high fulfilling,
To tell to all the world a truth sublime;
Life evermore both here and over yonder,
This is for ev’ry nation, people, clime.

Refrain:
Publish glad tidings, tidings of love;
Death has been vanquished
And all shall live above.

2 Behold how many millions still are mourning,
Bound in the darksome prison house of creed;
With none to tell them of the spirit message,
Go forth and tell! Till ev’ry soul is freed. [Refrain]

3 Give of thy kin to bear the message glorious,
Invest thy gold to speed them on their way.
Pour out thy soul in honest, earnest effort,
And all thou spendest angels will repay. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Summerland #86

Author: G. Tabor Thompson

Thompson, G. Tabor. (19th century). Little information has been available on this author, except that he succeeded J.H. Burke as song leader under A.B. Simpson at the New York Gospel Tabernacle about 1890. --Paul Milburn, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O workers, haste thy mission high fulfilling
Title: Publish Glad Tidings
Author: G. Tabor Thompson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Publish glad tidings, tidings of love
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

TIDINGS (Walch)

James Walch (b. Edgerton, Lancashire, England, 1837; d. Llandudno, Caernarvon, Wales, 1901) composed TIDINGS in 1875 for Frederick W. Faber's hymn text "Hark, Hark, My Soul! Angelic Songs Are Swelling"; the tune was first published in The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer (1877). TIDINGS…

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