The Hymns and Carols of Christmas


Version 3; Compare
Go Tell It On The Mountain - Version 1
Go Tell It On The Mountain - Version 2

John Wesley Work, Jr., 1907
Based on an African-American Spiritual, early 1800s
Work was an alumnus and faculty member at Fisk University.

Music: African-American spiritual.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

While shepherds kept their watching
Over silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light. Refrain

The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior's birth. Refrain

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessèd Christmas morn. Refrain

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