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Tell the News!

Composer David Ashley White
Text Richard Leach
Voicing
SATB, organ
Lectionary Usage Easter
Length
1' 50" Price $1.95 (U.S.) Released 7/04
Catalog no. 405-564 Difficulty Moderately easy

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Description
With a melody in the style of an early-American hymntune, this setting by David Ashley White of a Richard Leach Easter text is bright, upbeat, and cheerful. The animated organ accompaniment effectively depicts the joy and excitement of Jesus' followers at his resurrection.

Review
"This is a contemporary spiritual, and it sings! It harkens back to the best tradition of spiritual arranging -- inspiring, but without unnatural affectation." --The Hymn, Autumn 2005

Anthem text
Tell the news

Our Jesus is alive!
Tell the news, tell the news,
our Jesus is alive, tell the news.
The idle tale we heard
became a gospel word,
for Jesus is alive,
tell the news, tell the news,
our Jesus is alive, tell the news.

Our elder brother lives!
Come with bread, come with wine,
our elder brother lives, pour the wine.
The one who sought the lost,
who knew and paid the cost,
our elder brother lives,
come with bread, come with wine,
our elder brother lives, pour the wine!

In Jesus we are free!
Sing for joy, sing for joy,
in Jesus we are free, sing for joy.
The yoke of sin we bore
lies broken at death's door;
in Jesus we are free,
sing for joy, sing for joy,
in Jesus we are free, sing for joy.

-Richard Leach
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