Tell It Out

Tell it out, tell it out, tell the story sweet

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Tell it out! Tell it out! tell the story sweet]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Tell it out! Tell it out! tell the story sweet,
News from Heav’n repeat, Gospel tidings sweet.
Tell it out! Tell it out! Jesus waits today,
Waits to hear us when we pray.

Refrain
[Male voices]
Tell it out, oh, tell it out,
Freedom’s news to bondmen shout!
Spread the tidings far and near,
Till the whole wide world shall hear.
[Unison]
Tell it out! Tell it out!
Over land and sea, Tell it joyously!
Tell triumphantly!
Tell it out! Tell it out! Let the people know
Of the King who loves them so.

2. Tell it out! Tell it out! Spread the news afar,
Where earth’s lost ones are, send hope’s beaming star.
Tell it out! Tell it out! Let the people know,
Of the King who loves them so. [Refrain]

3. Tell it out! Tell it out! Out across the sea
Where the dark lands be; bid the darkness flee.
Tell it out! Tell it out! Spread the Gospel light,
Give the blind the means of sight.Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6528

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tell it out, tell it out, tell the story sweet
Title: Tell It Out
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: Tell it out, O tell it out
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #6528
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