Won't somebody tell them

Over the mountains so bleak and so cold

Author: William C. Poole
Tune: [Over the mountains so bleak and so cold]
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1. Over the mountains so bleak and so cold,
Far from the beautiful city of gold;
Lost ones are straying because you and I
Never have told them a Savior is nigh.

Refrain
O, won’t somebody tell them,
Tell them of Calvary’s tree;
Tell them the story of Jesus,
What a great Savior is He!

2. Lost ones are groping in sin’s awful night,
Falling and dying away from the right;
Many the message of Christ never heard,
Lost ones for whom no one ever has cared. [Refrain]

3. Speed with the message, oh, speed in His name,
Hasten the story of Christ to proclaim!
Hasten to bring back the fallen and lost,
Speed with the message, whatever the cost! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7609

Author: William C. Poole

William C. Poole was born and raised on a farm in Maryland. His parents belonged to the Methodist church. He graduated from Washington College and became a Methodist minister in Wilmington, Delaware area. He was pastor of McCabe Memorial, Richardson Park and other churches. In 1913 he was superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Delaware. He wrote about five hundred hymns. The writing was done as recreation and a diversion from his pastoral work. His goal in writing as well as in being a minister was to help people. 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: Over the mountains so bleak and so cold
Title: Won't somebody tell them
Author: William C. Poole

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The Cyber Hymnal #7609
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