The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Good News, Good News From Over Sea

Words: Mr. W. H. Jewitt

Music: Rev. R. F. Smith
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Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #145

1. Good news, good news from over sea,
From Jesus out of Galilee,
How He, Who ever reigns above,
Abiding in the Father's love,
The marriage-feast with joy hath blest,
    God's glory, - God's glory, -
God's glory here made manifest.

2. Oh tell we how sweet Mary's Child
Came with His maiden-mother mild
The rite to grace; -- Oh mother dear,
We hear thee speak, "No wine is here,"
And then "Obey ye His behest,
    God's glory - God's glory, -
God's glory here made manifest.

3. 'With water fill," all sound is hushed;
'The water saw its God and blushed,'
"Draw forth, and to the ruler bear."
And lo! the Sun of Love smiled there,
His smile -- though last -- hath made this best,
    God's glory - God's glory, -
God's glory here made manifest.

4. O Blessed was that marriage board
On which the Royal wine was pour'd,
Blest was the bridegroom, blest the bride
For whom first flowed the crimson tide;
Blest here to know the soul's true Guest
    God's glory - God's glory, -
God's glory here made manifest.

5. O Christian men, then know ye well
The Lord doth ever with you dwell,
For you the marriage-feast is spread,
For you the wine of God runs red:
For ever be He here confest,
    God's glory - God's glory, -
God's glory here made manifest.

6. For ever poureth from His side
That stream to cheer His chosen Bride,
That stream that shed its ruddy glow
Upon His eve of life below:
Here still, His sweetest last bequest,
    God's glory - God's glory, -
God's glory here made manifest.

Sheet Music from Chope

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