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I Would Be

I would be a Christmas bell

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [I would be a Christmas bell]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I would be a Christmas bell,
Ringing, ringing for Jesus;
All around, good news to tell,
Ringing, ringing for Jesus.

Refrain:
Happy and bright as the songs we sing,
Full of delight as the bells that ring—
Glory to God in the highest, we sing,
Glory, glory to Jesus!

2 I would be a Christmas song,
Telling, telling of Jesus;
I would carol loud and long,
Telling, telling of Jesus. [Refrain]

3 I would be a Christmas star,
Guiding, guiding to Jesus;
Leading wanderers from afar,
Guiding, guiding to Jesus. [Refrain]

4 I a Christmas gift would be,
Given, given to Jesus;
For the love He bears for me,
Given, given to Jesus. [Refrain]

5 Children glad His love may tell,
Singing, singing for Jesus;
Holy children serve Him well
Singing, singing for Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14133

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: I would be a Christmas bell
Title: I Would Be
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Happy and bright as the songs we sing
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #14133
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #14133

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