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.

Chorus:
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.

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #35

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

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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