We Have Heard The Joyful News

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1 We have heard the joyful news,
Now let others hear it;
Bear the tidings to the Jews,
To the nations bear it.
They who know the joyful sound,
Never should conceal it;
But to all the world around,
Far and wide reveal it.

2 Joyful news the Gospel is,
And to thought confounding;
Wonder, O ye heav’ns, at this:
Sing of grace abounding;
Grace like this was never known,
God our nature wearing;
Making human guilt His own,
And our sorrows bearing.

3 Spread abroad the joyful sound,
Fly in all directions;
Speak to men the world around,
Men of all complexions;
All are sinners, needing grace,
God’s own Word has said it;
Go with speed to every place,
And unwearied spread it.

4 And may He whose grace it is,
Give the Word a blessing;
Make the conquered nations His,
Every ill redressing.
May He take the veil away,
All the earth o’erspreading;
And His mighty power display,
All our hopes exceeding.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9615

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: We have heard the joyful news
Title: We Have Heard The Joyful News
Author: Thomas Kelly
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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