The Sabbath Bell

At morning's dawn I love to hear

Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Tune: [At morning's dawn I love to hear]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 At morning's dawn I love to hear
The Sabbath bell so fresh and clear:
And when the golden sun has set,
I love to bear its music yet.

The Sabbath bell! The Sabbath bell!
I love it well, I love it well;
I love the ding dong bell!

2 It makes the young hearts leap and sing
With sound of soft and pleasant ring,
For when it falls upon their ear,
They know the Sabbath school is near. [Chorus]

3 It calls the weary ones to rest,
And calms the sad and troubled breast;
With stirring peals that float abroad,
It makes the careless think of God. [Chorus]

4 O, may it ring, till everywhere
Its welcome music fills the air,
And earth, now wrapt in gloomy night,
Be crown'd with Sabbath's holy light. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #8

Author: Edwin H. Nevin

Nevin, Edwin Henry, D.D., son of Major David Nevin, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1814. He graduated in Arts at Jefferson College, 1833; and in Theology at Princeton Seminary, in 1836. He held several pastorates as a Presbyterian Minister from 1836 to 1857; then as a Congregational Minister from 1857 to 1868; and then, after a rest of six years through ill health, as a Minister of the Reformed Church, first at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then in Philadelphia. Dr. Nevin is the author of several hymns, the more important of which are:— 1. Always with me [us], always with [us] me. Jesus always present. 2. Come up hither, come away. Invitation Heavenward. 3. Happy, Saviour, would I be. Trust. This is given in t… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: At morning's dawn I love to hear
Title: The Sabbath Bell
Author: Edwin H. Nevin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Sabbath bell! The Sabbath bell!
Copyright: Public Domain



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