To the Rescue

Death bells tolling, tolling, tolling

Author: Priscilla Jane Owens
Tune: [Death-bells tolling, tolling, tolling]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative 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.

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 Jane 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
Title: To the Rescue
Author: Priscilla Jane Owens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sign our pledge, now sign
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Glorious Hymns #125

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International Praise #113

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Joy to the World #325

Songs of Salvation and Service. #d42

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Songs of Salvation #214

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d11

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The New Praiseworthy #356

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Triumphant Songs No.1 #57

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Triumphant Songs No.4 #153

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #66

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #322

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