388. Go Tell It on the Mountain

Refrain:
Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and ev'rywhere;
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 shone a holy light. [Refrain]

2 The shepherds feared and trembled
When lo, above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus
That hailed our Savior's birth. [Refrain]

3 Down in a lonely manger
The humble Christ was born;
And God set us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: While shepherds kept their watching
Title: Go Tell It on the Mountain
Author (stanzas): John W. Work II, 1873-1925
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 78 76 76 76
Scripture: Luke 2:7-20; Isaiah 40:9-11
Topic: African American spiritual; Mission and Witness
Source: African American spiritual (Refrain)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go tell it on the mountain
Tune Information
Name: GO TELL IT
Arranger: Hugh Porter, 1897-1960
Meter: 78 76 76 76
Key: G Major or modal
Source: African American spiritual



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