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Words by John W. Work, Jr., 1907Tune: GO TELL IT, African American SpiritualKey signature: F major (1 flat)Meter: 220.127.116.11 RefrainPublic DomainOrgan Performance at Hymns Without WordsRefrain: Go, tell it on the mountain Over the hills and ev’rywhere; Go, tell it on the mountain That Jesus Christ is born.1. While shepherds kept their watching O’er silent flocks by night Behold throughout the heavens There shone a holy light.2. ’Twas in a humble manger That Jesus Christ was born; The God of all creation Became a child that morn.3. He came to die for sinners, To take away our sin; That we may know salvation, And be complete in Him.