Tell the Good News

Tell the good news, the wondrous story

Author: William A. Ogden
Tune: [Tell the good news, the wondrous story]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tell the good news, the wondrous story,
Bethlehem’s Babe is born today!
Angels proclaim the news from glory,
Peace and good will to men, they say.

Tell the good news, O shout the glad tidings,
Yes, and be sure the world shall hear;
From the dark prison He hath arisen,
Tell the good news both far and near.

2 Tell the good news, the gladsome story,
Jesus for sinners came to die!
Conquering death He rose to glory,
Dwelleth a Prince of Peace on high. [Refrain]

3 Tell the good news to ev’ry nation,
Sing it with joy the world around,
Jesus has purchased full salvation,
Pardon and peace in Him are found. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #248

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: Tell the good news, the wondrous story
Title: Tell the Good News
Author: William A. Ogden
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Tell the good news, O shout the glad tidings
Copyright: Public Domain



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Crowning Day, No. 6 #248

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