Glad Tidings of Joy

O Zion that bringest good tidings, lift up your glad voice to the skies

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [O Zion that bringest good tidings]
Published in 9 hymnals

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 Augustine Ogden USA 1841-1897. Born at Franklin County, OH, his family moved to IN when he was age six. He studied music in local singing schools at age 8, and by age 10 could read church music fairly well. Later, he could write out a melody by hearing it sung or played. He enlisted in the American Civil War in the 30th IN Volunteer Infantry. During the war he organized a male choir which became well known throughout the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he returned home, resumed music study, and taught school. He married Jennie V Headington, and they had two children: Lowell and Marian. He worked for the Iowa Normal School, Toledo Public School System. Among his teachers: Lowell Mason, Thomas Hastings, E E Baily and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Zion that bringest good tidings, lift up your glad voice to the skies
Title: Glad Tidings of Joy
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go tell the glad tidings
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l #35

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Crowning Glory No. 2 #87

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Crowning Glory #83

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Gospel Hymn Selections for Male Voices #30

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 #391

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