D!ck Krommenhoek

 

What’s the news?

Words & Music: Anon­y­mous

This song was re­port­ed­ly sung dur­ing the Ul­ster Re­viv­al of 1859

 

Whene’er we meet, you always say,

‘What’s the news? What’s the news?´

Pray what’s the order of the day?

What’s the news? What’s the news?

Oh, I have got good news to tell:

My Savior hath done all things well,

And triumphed over death and hell;

That’s the news! That’s the news!

 

The Lamb was slain on Calvary,

That’s the news! That’s the news!

To set a world of sinners free;

That’s the news! That’s the news!

For us he bowed his sacred head,

For us his precious blood was shed,

But now He’s risen from the dead;

That’s the news! That’s the news!

 

The Lord has pardoned all my sin,

That’s the news! That’s the news!

I feel the witness now within,

That’s the news! That’s the news!

And since He took my guilt away,

And taught me how to watch and pray,

I`m happy now from day to day;

That’s the news! That’s the news!

 

And Jesus Christ can save you too,

That’s the news! That’s the news!

Your sinful heart he can renew,

That’s the news! That’s the news!

This moment, if for sin you grieve,

This moment, if you do believe,

A full acquittal you’ll receive;

That’s the news! That’s the news!

 

And then if anyone should say:

What’s the news! What’s the news?

O tell them you’ve begun to pray,

That’s the news! That’s the news!

That you have joined the conquering band,

And now, with joy, at God’s command,

You’re marching to the better land;

That’s the news! That’s the news!