Glad Tidings

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Glad Tidings Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of this much loved hymn begin with "Glad Tidings! O wonderful love!" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The words and lyrics of this 'Glad Tidings' hymn were written by the American hymnist, Fanny Crosby. The uplifting music that accompanies the 'Glad Tidings' Christmas Hymn were composed by Robert Lowry. The author of the hymn, Fanny Crosby, was born March 24, 1820 and died February 12, 1915. The composer of the music to the 'Glad Tidings' hymn, Robert Lowry, was born March 12, 1826 and died November 25, 1899. We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this joyful Christmas carol.

Glad Tidings Hymn
Title: Glad Tidings *** Name of Composer: Robert Lowry *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Fanny Crosby *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the words of the 'Glad Tidings' lyrics, Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820-February 12, 1915), was born in Brewster, Putnam County, New York, United States and achieved fame as a Hymn writer. Frances Jane Crosby (Fanny) was the most prolific American hymnist, writing over 8000 hymns.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of 'Glad Tidings', Robert Lowry (March 12, 1826-November 25, 1899), was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and became famous as a Baptist minister, composer, music editor and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Glad Tidings
Author of Lyrics: Fanny Crosby (March 24, 1820 to February 12, 1915)

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Robert Lowry (March 12, 1826 to November 25, 1899)
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: Glad Tidings! O wonderful love!
First Publication Date: 1873


Glad Tidings Lyrics

Glad tidings! Glad Tidings! O wonderful love!
A message has come from our Father above;
íTis Jesus who brought it to young and to old,
A message of mercy more precious than gold.


Glad tidings, glad tidings!
O wonderful, wonderful, wonderful love!
Glad tidings, glad tidings!
We hail the glad tidings of wonderful love.

He saith to the weary, O come unto Me;
The poor and the lowly His glory may see;
He blesseth the meek with His soul-cheering voice;
He comforts the mourners and bids them rejoice.


How happy are they who believe in the Lord,
And love the sweet counsel they find in His Word!
Be ready to hear, and be swift to obey,
And follow His steps in the bright shining way.



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