Hark the Bells Are Ringing

Hark, the bells are ringing, Sweet and low

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Hark, the bells are ringing]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Hark, the bells are ringing,
Sweet and low,
In the steeples swinging,
To and fro.
Telling the old story,
How he died for men,
Christ the King of Glory,
Now He lives again.

Ringing, ringing,
Sweet and low,
Swinging, swinging,
To and fro,
Clear and sweet the music swells,
O'er the hills and down the dells,
Christ our Saviour lives again,
King of kings o'er earth to reign.

2 Calling to the wand'rers,
Far and wide,
Telling how for sinners
Jesus died.
O the blessed story,
Ring it loud and clear,
Bells of Easter chime it,
Till all nations hear. [Chorus]

3 Ring the blessed tidings,
Gladly ring,
Over earth He reigneth
Prince and King.
All shall bow before Him,
And His might proclaim,
King of kings is Jesus,
Blessed be His name. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #215

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, the bells are ringing, Sweet and low
Title: Hark the Bells Are Ringing
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ringing, ringing, sweet and low
Copyright: Public Domain


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