Go Tell It on the Mountain

"Go Tell it on the Mountain" is a Christmas carol enjoyed by millions around the world. Last week, we learned the origins and message of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. In contrast to its grand, sweeping theology, "Go Tell it on the Mountain" is remarkably moving in its simplicity. Written in the middle of the 19th century by an unknown slave familiar with suffering, this carol captures the passionate longing for a better future, the restlessness of God to grant that future, and the restlessness of believers to share that future with others.