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The bells are calling

Come away, the bells are calling

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Come away, the bells are calling]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Full Text

1. Come away, the bells are calling,
Merry bells of Christmas time;
Youthful hearts again are bounding
While we catch their tuneful chime.

Refrain
Merry, merry bells, merry, merry bells,
Listen to their carol and the joy it tells;
Ringing far and near, ringing sweet and clear,
O the blessèd music of the old-time bells.

2. Come away, they still are calling,
While, to crown our festal scene,
Busy fingers now are twining
Wreaths of holly bright and green. [Refrain]

3. Come away, our faith is calling,
And we look with loving eyes
On a lowly manger cradle
Where the infant Savior lies. [Refrain]

4. Come away, our souls are calling,
While the bells responsive ring;
Hallelujah in the highest
To the Lord’s anointed king. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #465

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, w… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come away, the bells are calling
Title: The bells are calling
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Merry, merry bells

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #465
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
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