Hark the Bells

Hark, the bells, I hear them chiming

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [Hark, the bells, I hear them chiming]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hark the bells, I hear them chiming,
Clear and sweet o'er sea and land,
Once again the angel's message,
May it reach to ev'ryland.

Peace, good-will, the bells are chiming,
Hark the music soft and low,
Pealing out the old, sweet story,
As they're swinging to and fro.

2 Unto earth is born a Saviour,
Now methinks I hear the strain,
As the silver tones are ringing,
Merrily the glad refrain. [Chorus]

3 Happy bells, I love to hear them,
Ringing out the old, sweet song,
Glory in the highest, glory,
Let all tongues the strain prolong. [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... #209

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed (Smith), 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, I hear them chiming
Title: Hark the Bells
Author: Ida L. Reed
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Peace, good will, the bells are chiming
Copyright: Public Domain



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