Go Tell It on the Mountain
 
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
O'er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.
 
The shepherds feared and trembled
When, lo! above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus
That hailed our Savior's birth.
 
Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn.
 
- an African American spiritual compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr. dating back ...

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