Lyrics and Information
Words by Frank Bottome, 1890.Tune: THE COMFORTER HAS COME by William J. Kirkpatrick, 1890Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)Time signature: 3/4Meter: 18.104.22.168. with RefrainPublic Domain1. O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found, Wherever human hearts and human woes abound; Let ev’ry Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound: The Comforter has come! The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n; O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found— The Comforter has come!2. The long, long night is past, the morning breaks at last, And hushed the dreadful wail and fury of the blast, As o’er the golden hills the day advances fast!3. Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings, To every captive soul a full deliv’rance brings; And through the vacant cells the song of triumph rings;4. O boundless love divine! How shall this tongue of mine To wond’ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine— That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine!