Hear the welcome bells of heaven

Hear the welcome bells of heaven

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Hear the welcome bells of heaven]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hear the welcome bells of heaven
Calling weary wand’rers home,—
Come where peace and joy are given,
Come to Jesus,—all may come.

Refrain:
Come to Jesus, come to Jesus,—
Hark! the sweet bells call us home;
Come to Jesus, come to Jesus,
Come and welcome,—all may come.

2 Come, ye sad and heavy-laden,
With the weight of sin oppressed,
At his feet cast down your burden,
Christ will give your sweetest rest. [Refrain]

3 Leave your doubts and fears behind you,
Whosoever will may come;
Leave the darkness and the danger,
Christ will guide you safely home. [Refrain]

4 Poor wayfarer, old and lonely,
Come, ‘tis dark and growing late,
Enter now the door of mercy,
Kindest welcomes for you wait. [Refrain]

5 Little children, too, are welcome:
“Suffer them to come to me;”
Blessed Saviour, thou art calling;
Help us all to come to thee. [Refrain]

6 When in mansions bright we gather,
In the Palace of the King,
“Come, ye blessed of my Father,”
Sweetly shall the joy bells ring. [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #73

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the welcome bells of heaven
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Come to Jesus, come to Jesus

Timeline

Instances

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Redemption songs #73Page Scan
Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #73Page Scan
Showers of Blessing #73TextAudioPage Scan
The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #73Page Scan
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