Tune: TIDINGS

Composer: James Walch, 1875

Author: Mary Ann Thomson, 1868

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Verse 1:
O Zion, haste, your mission high fulfilling,
to tell to all the world that God is Light,
that he who made all nations is not willing
one soul should perish, lost in shades of night.

Refrain:
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption, and release.

Verse 2:
Behold how many thousands still are lying,
bound in the darksome prison-house of sin,
with none to tell them of the Savior's dying
or of the life he died for them to win.

Refrain:
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption, and release.

Verse 3:
Proclaim to every people, tongue, and nation
that God in whom they live and move is Love:
Tell how He stooped to save His lost creation
and died on earth that we might live above.

Refrain:
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption, and release.

Verse 4:
Give of your sons to bear the message glorious;
give of your wealth to speed them on their way.
Pour out your soul for them in prayer victorious;
and all you give up, Jesus will repay.

Refrain:
Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace,
tidings of Jesus, redemption, and release.