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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Know Your Medal of Honor Recipients:

Sergeant George Uhrl (US Army) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on June 30, 1862, at White Oak Swamp Bridge, Virginia. His citation reads:

Was 1 of a party of 3 who, under heavy fire of advancing enemy, voluntarily secured and saved from capture a field gun belonging to another battery, and which had been deserted by its officers and men.

Private Oscar J. Upham (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions from July 21 – August 17, 1900, at Peking, China. His citation reads:

In the presence of the enemy at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Although under a heavy fire from the enemy during this period, Upham assisted in the erection of barricades.

Captain William Peterkin Upshur (US Marine Corps) received his Medal of Honor for his actions on October 24, 1915, in Haiti. His citation reads:

In company with members of the 15th Company of Marines, all mounted, Capt. Upshur left Fort Liberte, Haiti, for a 6-day reconnaissance. After dark on the evening of 24 October 1915, while crossing the river in a deep ravine, the detachment was suddenly fired upon from 3 sides by about 400 Cacos concealed in bushes about 100 yards from the fort. The marine detachment fought its way forward to a good position which it maintained during the night, although subjected to a continuous fire from the Cacos. At daybreak, Capt. Upshur, in command of one of the 3 squads which advanced in 3 different directions led his men forward, surprising and scattering the Cacos, and aiding in the capture of Fort Dipitie.


The I’m just sayin… Hymn of the Week

Go Tell It on the Mountain


Based on my friends at Wikipedia, this song is an African-American spiritual song dating back to 1865. It is considered a Christmas carol because of the lyrics celebrating the birth of Jesus. You can read more here. This is one of my favorite Christmas carols and is one I think every kid in a children’s choir sings in church this time of year.

Refrain

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


While shepherds kept their watching
Over silent flocks by night
Behold throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

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