Oh, spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found

Oh, spread the tidings 'round, wherever man is found,
Wherever human hearts and human woes abound;
Let every Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound:
    The Comforter has come!
  The Comforter has come,
The Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from heav'n,
The Lord's dear promise giv'n;
Oh, spread the tidings 'round,
Wherever man is found—
  The Comforter has come!
The long, long night is past, the morning breaks at last;
And hushed the dreadful wail and fury of the blast,
As o'er the golden hills the day advances fast!
    The Comforter has come!
Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings,
To every captive soul a full deliv'rance brings;
And through the vacant cells the song of triumph rings:
    The Comforter has come!
O boundless love divine! how shall this tongue of mine
To wond'ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine—
That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine!
    The Comforter has come!
Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

This song was "the anthem of the Azusa Street revival" from 1906 - 1915.

'In one of its very derogatory articles about the Azusa Street revival, The Los Angeles Times said, "They repeatedly sing the same song, ‘The Comforter Has Come. ’”'


I think the hymnal. net version is the original.

Most versions have the 4th line of the chorus as:

The Father's promise giv’n;

Which I think is an improvement.


There is also a 5th stanza, usually left out, for good reason, I think.

5 Sing till the echoes fly above the vaulted sky,

And all the saints above to all below reply,

In strains of endless love, the song that ne’er will die:

The Comforter has come!


Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

This song has been ringing in my heart since... Thank God I was able to search and get the lyrics along with the soothing sound 💥..... Thank You Lord Jesus for reminding me that you are my comforter


Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

Indeed he sent a standby, a strengthener, a counselor; our supreme advantage, a mentor... The Comforter!

This song rang in my heart after the study of John 14 and I chose to search on Google for the lyrics I bless God for this reminder of His love that's undying to us His children.

Sandra Ashiobi

Yola, Adamawa, Nigeria

Am so bless singing this hymn, it drop in mine mind after praying, Thank you Lord for your assurance


May God help us to reach the enemies of our society for repentance in Jesus Name.

Dr Agiri Tari Julia Pax

Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria

So uplifting.

Good 2hear such soothing tune in times like diz.

God u r good.

Khosi Mazibuko

South Africa

My best song keep me alive

I was singing this song for the whole day. Thank you so much

Raymond Ezeh

Lagos, Nigeria

I so much love this song. It keeps the the coming of the holy spirit alive in me.

Emma Nwanne

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

This song is spirit filled.

Ifeoma Iloba-Ejeteh

Asaba, Delta, Nigeria

This hymn reminds me of the great Comforter. It reassures and strengthens me of God's love and provision for me and all his children.