Go tell it on the mountain


Refrain
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


Words: African-American spiritual, nineteenth century

Music: Go Tell It on the Mountain

Meter: 76 76 with Refrain

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