99 Go tell it on the mountain

The Hymnal 1982 99

Go tell it on the mountain

go tell it on the mountain
John W. Work, b. 1901
Horace Clarence Boyer, b. 1935
Meter with refrain
Text Source(s)
Afro-American spiritual, 19th cent.
Tune Source(s)
Afro-American spiritual (19th cent.)

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 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 lowly manger the humble Christ was born, and God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn. (Refrain)

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