1. The Joy Bells of Canaan

"1 The joy-bells of Canaan send forth a glorious peal,
They banish all woe and bring in God’s blessed weal;
I’m ravished with their music when none but God is near,
And I hear them at daybreak, and at noon and night they’re clear.

Hear the bells!
Hear the bells!
They are pealing forth the glad anthem of the free.
Hear the bells!
Hear the bells!
They are ringing out the glorious jubilee.

2 Peace comes to the sinner the moment he believes,
Great joy is in Heaven as soon as he receives;
But soon he longs for Canaan, with sighs he can’t repress,
As still onward he journeys tow’rd the land he’ll soon possess. [Refrain]

3 The joy-bells of Canaan are sweetest to my ear;
O harken, believer, press on where you can hear!
One cadence of their music will thrill with joy your soul,
And you’ll sing, leap and dance with shouts of joy you can’t control. [Refrain]

4 The saint has a belfry where heav’nly chimes are rung,
And out from its windows float tunes by angels sung;
No clang, nor clash, nor discord is heard from this blest tow’r,
For the songs of redemption peal forth from hour to hour. [Refrain]

5 Each saint is a priest and has bells about his feet;
Rich fruit intermingles and makes their ring most sweet,
The holy and the holiest are open now to all,
But we still need the bells, and the fruit prevents a fall. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The joy-bells of Canaan send forth a glorious peal
Title: The Joy Bells of Canaan
Author: Louis F. Mitchel
Refrain First Line: Hear the bells
Language: English
Publication Date: 1905


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