Euagelio (that we cal gospel) is a greke worde,
and signyfyth good, mery, glad and joyfull tydings,
that maketh a mannes hert glad,
and maketh him synge, duance and leepe for ioye.
– William Tyndale in his “Prologue to the New Testament”
~ Quoted in Michael Bird’s The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus (p. 1)