Bells of Hope

Chime again, chime again, beautiful bells

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Chime again, chime again, beautiful bells]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Chime again, chime again, beautiful bells,
Drive away sorrow and sadness,
Tell of the glorious sunlight of love,
Filling the world with its gladness.
Joyfully, joyfully, sweet Bells of Hope,
Down from the hilltops are bringing,
Comfort and strength for the weary of heart,
Blessing the earth with your song.

Refrain:
Beautiful Bells of Hope ring on,
Send the glad echoes from shore to shore,
Merrily, merrily, cheerily, cheerily,
Ring with melodious chime.
Beautiful Bells of Hope ring on,
Send the glad echoes from shore to shore,
Merrily, merrily, cheerily, cheerily,
Ring out a hymn of praise.

2 Sweet is the sound of the beautiful bells,
Thrilling each soul with the story,
Giving to all of his light and his love,
Dwelling with Jesus in glory.
Ring, till our souls borne on pinions of love,
Up to the mercy-seat soaring,
Echo the praises the angels of light
Sing, in the Eden above. [Refrain]

3 Joyfully ring as the years slip away,
Bringing the welcome rest nearer;
Cheering with melody all the long way,
Christ and his love growing dearer.
Merrily ring till each heart shall rejoice,
Bathed in the light of his glory;
Looking by faith thro’ the earth mist of tears,
Up to the radiant skies. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #88

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Chime again, chime again, beautiful bells
Title: Bells of Hope
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Beautiful Bells of Hope ring on
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Service of Praise #88

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