Death bells tolling, tolling, tolling

Death bells tolling, tolling, tolling

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Death-bells tolling, tolling, tolling]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Death-bells tolling, tolling, tolling,
Wrecks adrift and breakers rolling;
Where the floods of intemp'rance rave,
Light the beacon, and speed to save.

Chorus:
Sign, our pledge, now sign,
And strength divine shall yet be thine;
Sign our pledge, now sign,
Touch not, taste not the wine.

2 Voices cheering, life-boats steering,
See, the helping hands are nearing,
While the pledge, our glad signal, flies,
Hopeful message to weary eyes. [Chorus]

3 Joy-bells ringing, ringing, ringing,
friends a hearty welcome bringing;
Heav'n bends down our joy a-near,
Greets the rescued with words of cheer. [Chorus]


Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #356

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Death bells tolling, tolling, tolling
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Sign our pledge, now sign

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Joy to the World: for the Church and Sunday School #325Page Scan
Songs of Salvation and Service. #d42
Songs of Salvation as Used by Crossley and Hunter in Evangelistic Meetings: and adapted for the church, grove, school, choir and home #214Page Scan
The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d11
The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #356TextPage Scan
Triumphant Songs No.1 #57Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.4 #153AudioPage Scan



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