Advent Day 21 Go Tell It On The Mountain

Go Tell It On The Mountain is a favourite of mine, not only a good jingle to the song but a good set of words. Sometimes sung in Sunday School, but any song can be sung at anytime at any age. It is certainly rather fun Christmas song to sing! It is a celebration of birth, not no ordinary birth but a very special birht!

Like the song says, the verses back it up as well in Luke 2

8 That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. 9 Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, 10 but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. 11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12 And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

Go Tell It On The Mountain

The shepherds feared and trembled

When lo! above the earth

Rang out the angel chorus

That hailed our Saviour’s birth

The first time a woman finds out she is pregnant, she is filled with joy and searches for the best way to share the news with her husband, friends, and family. When a man is ready to propose marriage, he knows he has to find the right way to ask the question and share the news.

Words can sometimes fail to fully convey the truth of good news. So, when God was ready to bring Jesus into flesh on earth, how did He bring the Good News? In the greatest spectacle, “a vast host” of angels appeared to seemingly random shepherds in a middle-of-nowhere field. Holy light shone down and their voices rang out – it’s the sort of blockbuster, showstopper you would expect for the greatest event in history. The only odd thing is the audience (“lowly” shepherds), and how few of them were probably there. Maybe that goes to show that no stone should be left unturned when we are sharing news like this.

When Jesus began teaching, He did not spread the Good News by word alone. The blind received sight, the lame walked, and the dead were raised – all to communicate beyond words what the Good News meant.

Isaiah 62 shouts, “Tell the people of Israel, ‘Look your Savior is coming.” Jesus commanded the disciples to go to the ends of the earth. And in the classic spiritual, we are implored to “Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere! Go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born!”


Are you shouting out the Good News? Why or why not?

Is there a way for you to share the Good News in a more powerful way than through words?

I'm not much of a singer or solo singer myself unless it's just with a group. I can always play Christan music and talk about anything people ask about. I think my way of mostly telling about God is probably through social media or if I come across someone that asks. I did tell through youth group as well when I did.

One thought on “Advent Day 21 Go Tell It On The Mountain

  1. I love this song and the joy it brings to many who sing it and hear it. I still remember playing this with Diane at the CoC and how she totally jammed out to it! Thanks for the great memory!

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