Nursery Rhymes

Go tell it to the Mountain

Go tell it to the Mountain Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Go tell it to the Mountain" hymn were written by its American author John Wesley Work, Jr.. The author of the hymn, John Wesley Work, Jr., was born on August 6, 1873 and died on September 7, 1925. The name of the composer of the blissful music that accompanies the "Go tell it to the Mountain" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time. We have placed "Go tell it to the Mountain" in the category of African American Spirituals and Gospel Songs. Enjoy the inspirational lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

Go tell it to the Mountain Hymn
Title: Go tell it to the Mountain *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Wesley Work, Jr. *** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: African American Spirituals and Gospel Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "Go tell it to the Mountain" lyrics, John Wesley Work, Jr. (August 6, 1873-September 7, 1925), was born in Nashville, Tennessee, United States and achieved fame as a Hymn writer, scholar and teacher. John Wesley Work was dedicated to collecting African-American spirituals and folk music.

Go tell it to the Mountain Lyrics

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

When I was a seeker
I sought both night and day,
I asked the Lord to help me,
And he showed me the way.

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

He made me a watchman
Upon a city wall,
And if I am a Christian,
I am the least of all.

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

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Go tell it to the Mountain
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Wesley Work, Jr. (August 6, 1873 to September 7, 1925)
Nationality of Author: American
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: African American Spirituals and Gospel Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere"
First Publication Date: 1907

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