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The Call to Praise

Far and wide upon the peaceful air

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Far and wide upon the peaceful air]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Far and wide upon the peaceful air,
The Sabbath bells again are ringing,
To our Lord’s disciples ev’rywhere,
A solemn call their notes are bringing,
“Gather in His temple,
On His day of days.”
Hear, O hear the message they are ringing,
‘Tis the call to praise.

Ring, ring, holy Sabbath bells,
Sound your invitation;
Ring, ring, till your message swells
Over all creation.
Ring, ring, holy Sabbath bells,
World-wide echoes raise,
O summon us to worship,
Sound the call to praise.

2 Toil and labor for a while shall cease,
While Sabbath bells again are ringing,
One sweet day of tranquil rest and peace,
The round of time to us is bringing,
“Seek your Father’s presence,
Pray’r and anthems raise,”
So the blessed bells are sweetly ringing,
In their call to praise. [Refrain]

3 Answer with a glad and willing heart,
When Sabbath bells again are ringing,
In His house of worship take your part,
With joyful voice His praises singing
“Seek the throne of glory,
Walk within His ways.”
This is what the Sabbath bells are ringing,
In their call to praise. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #88

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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: Far and wide upon the peaceful air
Title: The Call to Praise
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ring, ring, holy Sabbath bells
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jubilate #88

Jubilate Sunday School Hymnal #88

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