Glad tidings of joy

Representative Text

1 O Zion that bringest good tidings,
Lift up your glad voice to the skies,
Go publish salvation thro' Jesus,
Bid nations from darkness arise.

Go tell the glad tidings,
The wonderful tidings,
Glad tidings of joy,
Glad tidings of joy,
Go tell the glad tidings of joy.

2 O Zion that bringest good tidings,
The Bridegroom is coming this way,
Go forth in thy splendor to meet Him,
Arise in thy beauty today. [Chorus]

3 O Zion that bringest good tidings,
The hope of the world is in thee,
Proclaim to the sinner salvation,
And bid him from bondage go free. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #87

Author: William A. Ogden

William A. Ogden, 1841-1897 Born: Oc­to­ber 10, 1841, Frank­lin Coun­ty, Ohio. Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1897, To­le­do, Ohio. When Ogden was six years old, his fam­i­ly moved to In­di­a­na. He began stu­dy­ing mu­sic in lo­cal sing­ing schools at age 8, and could read church mu­sic fair­ly well by age 10. A lit­tle la­ter, he could write a mel­o­dy by hear­ing it sung or played. When he was 18, he be­came a chor­ist­er in his home church. At the out­break of the Amer­i­can ci­vil war, Og­den en­list­ed in the 30th In­di­a­na Vol­un­teer In­fant­ry. Duri­ng the war he or­gan­ized a male choir, which be­came well known throug­hout the Ar­my of the Cum­ber­land. After the war, Og­den r… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Zion that bringest good tidings
Title: Glad tidings of joy
Author: William A. Ogden
Refrain First Line: Go tell the glad tidings
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #35

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Crowning glory no. 2 #87

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Crowning Glory #83

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d315

Living Songs for the Sunday School, the Epworth League, Prayer Meetings, Revivals #d112

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d283

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d135

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