Do you enjoy listening to the old Negro spirituals? They stem from songs sung by slaves about their dependence on the Lord. I think my favorite has to be Amazing Grace, however a familiar Christmas tune is from this genre. Go Tell It On The Mountain was based on the tune of the old spiritual “When I Was A Seeker.” The words to Go Tell It On The Mountain were penned in 1907 by John Wesley Work, Jr. The song calls believers to tell everyone everywhere about Jesus. It is the song version of the Great Commission [Matthew 18:18-20].
Believers hold the gift of life in their hearts and we’re called to share it with all we encounter [John 14:6]. It is not a suggestion rather a command. You’ve heard it said “Good news travels.” There is no better news than the new of Jesus. It is referred to in scripture as the Good News.
Psalm 145:4 says “One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.” Acts 1:8 says “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We are to tell any and all we encounter, offering them the opportunity to know the Christ-child as Lord and Savior.
Go tell it…whether you’re on a mountain top or standing on the shore. There is no better news that Jesus. He isn’t just the reason for the season. He’s the reason for everything!