Listen to: “Go Tell it on the Mountain”
It is interesting that in the nativity story the angels do not touch down on the earth, they hover above. Many angel songs give reference to this idea. But in this song the words make it very clear that the angels were above and humans below. I like this part of the story. The hovering indicates that the message is not just for one or two or a chosen few, but for all the earth that they hover over.
Therefore, the position of the angels, and not only their words, compel us to spread the news about Jesus. Let the goodness of Jesus’ work on earth hover over it also, because we have shared the message too.
May your words and deeds be a living shout to all that you know a better way, you know a savior.
Activity for Kids:
Talk about what you can do to by your words and actions to show how great Jesus is?
Move your angels forward one note.
Refrain: Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills, and ev'rywhere; go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.
1 While shepherds kept their watching o’er silent flocks by night, behold, throughout the heavens there shone a holy light. [Refrain]
2 The shepherds feared and trembled when lo, above the earth rang out the angel chorus that hailed our Savior’s birth. [Refrain]
3 Down in a lowly manger
the humble Christ was born,
and God sent us salvation
that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain