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Birdie Bell

Birdie Bell
Short Name: Birdie Bell
Full Name: Bell, Birdie

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her.

Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

Texts by Birdie Bell (271)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
هل تعبت جدا دونما معينBirdie Bell (Author)Arabic1
只一摸,當主正經過 (Zhǐ yī mō, dāng zhǔ zhèng jīngguò)Birdie Bell (Author)Chinese2
A bird that has roamed far away from its nestR. F. R. Bell (Author)6
A day of kind remembranceBirdie Bell (Author)2
A home with Christ the MasterBirdie Bell (Author)3
A life of lowly service may seem but small to theeBirdie Bell (Author)English2
A loving hand is leading meBirdie Bell (Author)2
A song of joy to all the earthR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
A sower was ending his homeward wayBirdie Bell (Author)3
A wondrous song is in the airBirdie Bell (Author)English2
All along life's rugged highwayBirdie Bell (Author)2
All who are weary, sad and oppressedBirdie Bell (Author)6
Although the road is roughBirdie Bell (Author)2
Although you stumble in the wayBirdie Bell (Author)English2
Are you helping somewhereBirdie Bell (Author)3
Are you looking up for guidanceR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Are you ready to start for home, brother?R. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Are you treading in the footstepsR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Art thou sitting by the waysideBirdie Bell (Author)4
As I go along with Jesus, I'm singingR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
As you walk along life's wayBirdie Bell (Author)2
Battle-fought, go forth to the conflictR. F. R. Bell (Author)5
Battling for the rightBirdie Bell (Author)2
Be on the bright side, that is the right sideBirdie Bell (Author)2
Beauteous shelterlandBirdie Bell (Author)2
Beauteous star once brightly beamingBirdie. Bell (Author)2
Beautiful anthem the first Christmas wakenedBirdie Bell (Author)3
Beautiful birds of the wildwood, Teach me the song thatBirdie Bell (Author)3
Because it is true, I am telling to othersC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Blest Eden land, haven of peaceBirdie Bell (Author)2
Bowed beneath your burden, is there none to shareBirdie Bell (Author)30
Brighten the pathR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Brooks are gaily dancingR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Busy little gleaners we Toiling on, toiling onBirdie Bell (Author)2
Can he count on youBirdie Bell (Author)3
Cares may beset meC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Carry the sunshine wherever you goR. F. R. Bell (Author)4
Children heard the callBirdie Bell (Author)3
Christ is beside theeC. Louise Bell (Author)3
Christ our ShepherdBirdie Bell (Author)2
Christmas bells shine sweetlyBirdie Bell (Author)2
Cling to Christ forever, Though the storms are wildBirdie Bell (Author)2
Clouds may darken the fairest skyR. F. R. Bell (Author)6
Come back, my sheep far from me strayingR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Come to the Christ who loves theeBirdie Bell (Author)2
Come to the Christ who will turnBirdie Bell (Author)2
Conquer the world by kindnessBirdie Bell (Author)3
Darkness broods o'er valeC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Day dawn of gladnessC. Louise Bell (Author)3
Dear Savior, as we come todayBirdie Bell (Author)English4
Do not chase away the sunbeamsR. F. R. Bell (Author)4
Do you often grow discouraged As you climb the upward wayBirdie Bell (Author)English2
Does the gospel sunshineBirdie Bell (Author)2
Duties all around you, waitingR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Every day we need itC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Faith saw a realm these eyes can never seeBirdie Bell (Author)4
Faithful is the one who leads the wayR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Fill us with the sunshine of thy love todayBirdie Bell (Author)2
Flash out the light to the souls that repineBirdie Bell (Author)2
Fly your colors, liftC. Louise Bell (Author)3
Fragrant Easter liliesBirdie Bell (Author)2
Gently through thy pastures guideR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Gleam on in splendorC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Go forth, go forth, the truth proclaimR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Go with the message of light divineR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
God hath a beautiful book on highBirdie Bell (Author)2
God is good, O come with adorationBirdie Bell (Author)2
God of love, from aboveC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Hail the morning brightBirdie Bell (Author)3
Halting on the borderlandBirdie Bell (Author)2
Happy in Jesus the whole day throughBirdie Bell (Author)3
Hark, the sound of bitter weepingBirdie Bell (Author)2
Harvest fields are waiting, White the waving grainBirdie Bell (Author)5
Have faith, just trust him all the wayBirdie Bell (Author)2
Have you been seeking a Friend that's kindBirdie Bell (Author)4
Have you left the Shepherd's careR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Have you spent the day with JesusR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
He loves me! let me trust His careBirdie Bell (Author)English2
He says so! I believe it!C. Louise Bell (Author)2
Heart of mine I pray theeR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Here's a fountain pure and holyR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
How is your lamp, is it trimmedBirdie Bell (Author)3
I do not know why shadows fallBirdie Bell (Author)2
I have felt his guiding hand all the wayBirdie Bell (Author)4
I heard a voice, ‘twas low and sweetC. Louise Bell (Author)English2
I own a priceless treasure, 'tis precious to my heartC. Louise Bell (Author)3
I shrink not from thoughts of the futureR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
I turn it over to JesusR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
I will lift up mine eyes (Bell)R. F. R. Bell (Author)2
I would seek a Land in a far-off climeBirdie Bell (Author)2
I'll sing the matchless story of ChristR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
I'm on my journey homewardBirdie Bell (Author)2
I'm standing on the Rock of AgesR. F. R. Bell (Author)7
In Egypt long I lingeredBirdie Bell (Author)2
In the lands of darkness, far across the seaBirdie Bell (Author)2
In the morning of life we would serve theeBirdie Bell (Author)4
In the shadow of his handBirdie Bell (Author)2
Is the battle fierce and longBirdie Bell (Author)4
Jesus did it on the crossR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Jesus geht heute vorbei, mein FreundMiss Birdie Bell (Author)German2
Jesus goes before you all alongR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Jesus is passing this way, my friendMiss Birdie Bell (Author)4
Jesus is with us at all timesR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Jesus, my Shepherd, save byR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Jesus of Nazareth passed my wayBirdie Bell (Author)4
Jesus on the stormy seaBirdie Bell (Author)2
Jewels of light for the crown of the MasterBirdie Bell (Author)2
Journeying with Jesus, in His chosen wayBirdie Bell (Author)2
Just a beam of sunlightBirdie Bell (Author)2
Just one touch as He moves alongR. F. R. Bell (Author)52
Just tell it to Jesus, when burdens oppressC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Just to believe that the Lord will receiveR. F. R. Bell (Author)4
Keep a smile in your heartBirdie Bell (Author)2
Keep close to me for dangersR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Keep looking up, and tread the path before theeR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Lead us, O Shepherd, each step of the wayBirdie Bell (Author)3
Lead us, O star, as weBirdie Bell (Author)2
Let Him come near to theeC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Life is a warfare! go forth to the battleBirdie Bell (Author)English2
Life's burdens are manyBirdie Bell (Author)2
List to the bells, bright, beautiful bellsMiss Birdie Bell (Author)2
Live in the sunshineR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Look on the bright side turnBirdie Bell (Author)2
Look up when shadows gather nearBirdie Bell (Author)2
Lord, we come to seek Thy faceC. Louise Bell (Author)English2
Losing the sorrow which swept o'er my soulC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Many are longing thy message to hearBirdie Bell (Author)5
Many are seeking a helperC. Louise Bell (Author)English3
Many on life's pathway murmur and complainBirdie Bell (Author)4
May the Lord in love and mercyBirdie Bell (Author)2
More of thy sunshine in my heart, More of thy love to me impartBirdie Bell (Author)6
My boat is so small and Thy ocean so wide!Birdie Bell (Author)English2
My Father has a storehouseR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Nature is teaching a lessonBirdie Bell (Author)2
Never a burden of care and woeC. Louise Bell (Author)2
Never mind the darknessBirdie Bell (Author)2
Never slight the task that's givenC. Louise Bell (Author)2
No clouds up there, be trustfulBirdie Bell (Author)3
No matter how lowly the service may beR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
No matter if clouds have o'er shadowed the wayC. Louise Bell (Author)2
No place can be desert when Jesus is thereBirdie Bell (Author)2
No star shines over the restless seasBirdie Bell (Author)2
Not my own, for thou hast bought meBirdie Bell (Author)2
Not the way O blessed Savior it would lead us far from homeBirdie Bell (Author)1
Not the way, we often murmurBirdie Bell (Author)3
O beautiful palace up yonder!Birdie Bell (Author)5
O blessed hereafter, for thee do we longR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
O bring them to JesusR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
O haste to the RockR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
O Jesus is the dearest friendBirdie Bell (Author)2
O night of wonderBirdie Bell (Author)2
O precious blood, all-cleansing streamBirdie Bell (Author)2
O precious Book! upon thy leavesBirdie Bell (Author)English2
O precious legacy that Jesus left Birdie Bell (Author)2
O Shepherd, abide in thy heavenly foldBirdie Bell (Author)2
O soul, thou hast wandered afar from thy LordC. Louise Bell (Author)2
O there are sheep within the desertBirdie Bell (Author)4
O we clasp the hand in gladnessR. F. R. Bell (Author)4
O weary years of wanderingBirdie Bell (Author)2
Oft we learn the sweetest lessonR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Old Glory! we love thee, The light of each starC. Louise Bell (Author)English2
Once o'er the hills of JudahBirdie Bell (Author)4
Only one story which never grows oldBirdie Bell (Author)7
Our barks may be launched on life's voyageBirdie Bell (Author)2
Over and over I seem to hearBirdie Bell (Author)4
Over the ocean there come earnest criesR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Over the town of BethlehemR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Pass it by, the lookBirdie Bell (Author)2
Pilgrim, travel stained and wearyBirdie Bell (Author)3
Pilgrim, whither journey youBirdie Bell (Author)3
Press on dear traveler press thou onMrs. J. H. Bell (Author)English6
Ring it out in gladdness, bells of EastertideBirdie Bell (Author)5
Ring out, O bells, right merrilyR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Search for the wandering sheep of the foldBirdie Bell (Author)6
Send salvation's message to the lands afarBirdie Bell (Author)4
Side by side we travelBirdie Bell (Author)2
Sin has dimmed your visionBirdie Bell (Author)2
Sing as you journey, gladden the wayBirdie Bell (Author)2
Sing at your work and be cheeryR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Sing for joy, sing for joy, sing for joy, tell theR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Sing when days are drearyR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Softly falling, hear the messageR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Softly the Christmas starR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Soldiers are needed, is your name enrolledR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Sometimes the sun hides itselfBirdie Bell (Author)2
Soul, art thou weary because of the journey?R. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Speak to every weary heartR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Step by step and day by day, Traveling on life's pilgrim wayR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Sweetly and softly on my earBirdie Bell (Author)2
Teach our hands to do thy bidingBirdie Bell (Author)2
Tell it, O tell it to somebodyBirdie Bell (Author)2
Tell me the old, old story, Tell it, for 'tis always new Birdie Bell (Author)7
Tell the gospel story everywhere you goR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Tell what Jesus does for youR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
The Bible is mineBirdie Bell (Author)2
The burden I bear may bend me lowC. Louise Bell (Author)2
The day of hopeBirdie Bell (Author)2
The desert, drear, and lonelyBirdie Bell (Author)2
The higher life for this I prayBirdie Bell (Author)2
The journey of life is before theeBirdie Bel (Author)2
The joy of acquaintance with JesusR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
The Master is calling for workers (Bell)R. F. R. Bell (Author)2
The Master's voice is calling (Bell)R. F. R. Bell (Author)2
The Shepherd is seeking his wandering sheepR. F. R. Bell (Author)7
The sun is ever shiningR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
The Word of God is shiningBirdie Bell (Author)2
The world has need of singersR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
The world needs Jesus! The sick and sadBirdie Bell (Author)2
There are many joys to cheerBirdie Bell (Author)2
There is a gift of wondrous priceBirdie Bell (Author)3
There is light at the end of the journeyBirdie Bell (Author)2
There is only one way to the kingdom of GodR. F. R. Bell (Author)5
There was room at the cross for a sinner like meBirdie Bell (Author)English2
There'll be singing and rejoicing in the land beyond the sightLouise C. Bell (Author)2
There's a beautiful robe that waits on highR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
There's a blessed book that's given for the saving of mankindBirdie Bell (Author)3
There's a blessed story all should hearR. F. R. Bell (Author)4
There's a happy songBirdie Bell (Author)2
There's a work that's waiting for your handsBirdie Bell (Author)2
There's sunlight on the mountain, a flood of gloryBirdie Bell (Author)2
Though shadows fall across my wayBirdie Bell (Author)2
Though the storms of life were ragingBirdie Bell (Author)2
Though 'tis hard to part from a friend that's dearBirdie Bell (Author)2
'Tis a message sweetBirdie Bell (Author)2
'Tis a weary wayBirdie Bell (Author)2
'Tis by this signBirdie Bell (Author)2
'Tis easy to fret over troublesBirdie Bell (Author)2
To all who have in Christ believedBirdie Bell (Author)2
To daily walk by faith, not sightBirdie Bell (Author)2
Tossing on life's fitful seaR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Traveling the path to Canaan's landR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Turn away from earth's allurementsC. Louise Bell (Author)3
Twilight shadows gather round usBirdie Bell (Author)2
Walk in the sunlight with JesusBirdie Bell (Author)2
Walking in the sunlight, on I go each dayBirdie Bell (Author)5
We are heralds of a great and free salvationR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
We are Jesus' little pilgrimsBirdie Bell (Author)2
We are Jesus' little soldiersBirdie Bell (Author)2
We are lambs of the fold, Through the green fields we goBirdie Bell (Author)2
We are pupils in life's schoolBirdie Bell (Author)2
We are soldiers in the army of the heavenly KingBirdie Bell (Author)3
We are strangers and sojournersBirdie Bell (Author)3
We are traveling the pathway to heavenBirdie Bell (Author)3
We come, heavenly FatherR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
We gathered with songsBirdie Bell (Author)1
We march along with battle songR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
We're going to a country where everything is newBirdie Bell (Author)2
What are the birdies singingBirdie Bell (Author)2
What is heaven, a gloriousBirdie Bell (Author)2
What of the journey, pilgrimBirdie Bell (Author)2
What we need in this world is JesusBirdie Bell (Author)4
What's thy mission, O my brotherBirdie Bell (Author)2
When heart and brainBirdie Bell (Author)2
When my heart is aching, wearyBirdie Bell (Author)2
When the feet are bruisedBirdie Bell (Author)2
When the old church bell that we love so wellR. F. R. Bell (Author)11
When the weary march is over we shall find the promised restBirdie Bell (Author)English2
When you come to snares and pitfallsBirdie Bell (Author)2
Whene'er my heart grows heavyR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Where do I meet my SaviorR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
Where the darkness gathersBirdie Bell (Author)3
Whosoever will may comeBirdie Bell (Author)2
Why in thy bondage wilt thou stayR. F. R. Bell (Author)7
With long lost friends we'll meetBirdie Bell (Author)2
Work in my vineyard the morning is brightR. F. R. Bell (Author)3
Would you have your life transfiguredBirdie Bell (Author)2
Writing a book as the days go byBirdie Bell (Author)4
Yonder in heathen lands many are waitingR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
You and I can help anotherR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
You need to be washed in the bloodR. F. R. Bell (Author)2
You will find the peace which you often craveBirdie Bell (Author)2
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