21. Go, Tell It on the Mountain

Refrain:
Go, tell it on the mountain
over the hills and everywhere;
go, tell it on the mountain,
that Jesus Christ is born.

1 While shepherds kept their watching
o’er silent flocks by night,
Behold throughout the heavens
there shown a holy light. [Refrain]

2 The shepherds feared and trembled,
when lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angel chorus
that hailed the Savior’s birth. [Refrain]

3 Down in a lowly manger
the humble Christ was born,
And God sent us salvation
that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While shepherds kept their watching
Title: Go, Tell It on the Mountain
Adapter: John W. Work, Jr., 1871-1925
Publication Date: 1993
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
Topic: Advent; Christmas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go, tell it on the mountain
Copyright: Words used by permission of Mrs. J. W. Work
Tune Information
Name: [While shepherds kept their watching]
Adapter, Arranger: William Farley Smith (b. 1941)
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Negro Spiritual
Copyright: Adapt. and Arr. © 1989 The United Methodist Hymnal by permission



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