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Hark! the Bells

Hark, the music of the bells

Author: J. H. Fillmore
Tune: [Hark! the music of the bells]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hark! the music of the bells,
Calling us to praise and pray’r;
Clear and sweet their chiming tells
Of the joy that waits us there.

Hark! the bells, happy bells,
Floating on the tranquil air;
Hark! the bells, happy bells,
Calling us to the house of pray’r.

2 To the temple of the Lord
Let us haste with willing feet;
There to read His holy Word,
There to sing His praises sweet. [Chorus]

3 May Thy blessings, Lord, descend,
And to Thee our hearts we raise;
While the bells and voices blend
In a grateful song of praise. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #5

Author: J. H. Fillmore

James Henry Fillmore USA 1849-1936. Born at Cincinnati, OH, he helped support his family by running his father's singing school. He married Annie Eliza McKrell in 1880, and they had five children. After his father's death he and his brothers, Charles and Frederick, founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, specializing in publishing religious music. He was also an author, composer, and editor of music, composing hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas, as well as publishing 20+ Christian songbooks and hymnals. He issued a monthly periodical “The music messsenger”, typically putting in his own hymns before publishing them in hymnbooks. Jessie Brown Pounds, also a hymnist, contributed song lyrics to the Fillmore Music Hous… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, the music of the bells
Title: Hark! the Bells
Author: J. H. Fillmore
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hark! the bells, happy bells
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gems and Jewels #5

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