'Tis a message sweet

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1 ‘Tis a message sweet that all the world should hear,
‘Tis the news of Christ the King!
To the hearts o men, a story ever dear,
Hope and gladness it will bring.

Wonderful news of a Saviour’s love!
Wonderful news of a home above!
Tell the tidings dear that the world may hear,
And all hearts with joy shall sing;
Wonderful news for each land and clime!
Wonderful news with a pow’r sublime!
All should hear,
Nears so dear,
‘Tis the news of Christ the King!

2 Send the news of joy till ev’ry land shall know,
Of the One who comes to save;
Tell it o’er and o’er, in beauty it will grow
As it sounds across the wave. [Refrain]

3 Tell the news to hearts that need its blessed cheer,
And to those who long for light;
For the tidings sweet will gladden all who hear
As the shadows take their flight. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #30

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Tis a message sweet
Author: Birdie Bell
Refrain First Line: Wonderful news of a Savior's
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #30

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