1 Hark! The bells of Heaven ringing,
Softly, gently from afar;
Like the sound of angels singing;
Floating down from star to star;
There’s a soul gone home to glory
And the presence of the King,
There redemption’s sweet old story,
Evermore to tell and sing.
Hark! The bells of Heaven ringing
Sweetly down the starry ways;
Where earth’s sighs give place to singing,
Strife to peace, and pray’r to praise.
2 Hark! The bells of Heaven ringing,
Gladly, grandly from above!
Unto us a message bringing;
Of a triumph born of love;
From his sins another sinner
Turns and seeks the way of God,
Won by Christ, the great soul-winner,
Who the way of Calv’ry trod. [Chorus]
3 Hark! The bells of Heaven ringing!
How they echo in the heart,
Until, silenc’d by their singing,
One by one life’s cares depart;
They are calling, calling, calling—
Voices from the Better Land,
And their music, earthward falling,
All can hear and understand. [Chorus]