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Tell the good news, the wondrous story

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.

Refrain:
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 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: Tell the good news, the wondrous story
Author: William A. Ogden

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Crowning Day, No. 6 #248

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Joy Bells #10

New Joy Bells #d121

Song Treasury #d135

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The Helping Hand #38

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