Sabbath Bells

Hear the bells, loud and clear

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Hear the bells, loud and clear]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the bells, loud and clear!
How their happy clamor trembles on the air!
Hear the bells, far and near,
Calling us to praise and prayer.

Sabbath bells, chime on, ring on,
Loud and clear chime on and ring;
Cease ye not till all the world,
Worship Christ, our Lord and King.

2 Hear the bells, ringing still!
Come we now obedient to the summons sweet.
Hear the bells! Joy doth fill
Hearts that worship at His feet. [Refrain]

3 Hear the bells clearly say,
“Ever true and faithful be till He appear.”
Watch and pray! watch and pray!
For His coming draweth near. [Refrain]

Source: Inspiring songs No. 1: for the Sunday school #107

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: Hear the bells, loud and clear
Title: Sabbath Bells
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Sabbath bells, chime on, ring on
Copyright: Public Domain



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