1. Tell it to every kindred and nation,
    Tell it far and near;
    Earth’s darkest night will fade with the dawning,
    Jesus will soon appear.

    Hail Him the King of glory,
    Once the Lamb for sinners slain;
    Tell, tell the wondrous story,
    “Jesus comes to reign.”

  2. Nations again in strife and commotion,
    Warnings by the way;
    Signs in the heavens, unerring omens,
    Herald the glorious day.

  3. Children of God look up with rejoicing;
    Shout and sing His praise;
    Blessèd are they who, waiting and watching,
    Look for the dawning rays.