Go, Tell It on the Mountain ~ Hymn 136 and Take My Life and Let it Be ~ Hymn 697

By: Steve Negley

Posted: March 16, 2020

Category: Daily Devotional

Devotional Thoughts Based on the Glory to God Hymnal

Isaiah 52:7



We often hear words from the prophet Isaiah in the season of Advent and Christmas. It seems normal to match the words from “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” with Isaiah 52:7 

How beautiful upon the mountains
 are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,
who brings good news,
 who announces salvation,
 who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”


The shepherds feared and trembled,
When lo! above the earth,
Rang out the angels chorus
That hailed the Savior’s birth.

Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn.

Go, tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go, tell it on the mountain,
That Jesus Christ is born.

At Christmas, we celebrate the role that the shepherds played in telling the story of our Savior. But even after we retire the shepherds for another year, the good news of God sending a savior still needs to be told.

That’s where another hymn can encourage us the rest of the year.

In Glory to God Hymn 697, Take My Life and Let It Be, we are reminded to us all God’s gifts (our life, our hands, our silver and gold, our love, and our voices to tell of what God has done for us in Jesus Christ:

Take my voice, and let me sing
Always, only, for my King;
Take my lips, and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.

No matter the season in which we find ourselves, it is the time to tell of God’s love.


Wonderful God, lead me today to someone who needs to hear how much You love them. Let me tell them how I have felt Your love in Jesus, and see if they won’t want to meet Him as Savior, too. Amen.