Joybells ringing, children singing

Representative Text

1 Joy-bells ringing,
Children singing,
Fill the air with music sweet;
Joyful measure,
Guileless pleasure,
Make the chain of song complete.

Joy-bells! Joy-bells!
Never, never cease your singing;
List, list, the song that swells.
Joy-bells! Joy-bells!

2 Joy-bells ringing,
Children singing,
Hark! Their voices, loud and clear,
Breaking o’er us,
Like a chorus
From a purer, happier sphere. [Chorus]

3 Earth seems brighter,
Hearts grow lighter,
As the tuneful melody
Charms our sadness
Into gladness,
Pealing, pealing joyfully. [Chorus]

4 Joy-bells nearer
Sound, and clearer,
When the heart is free from care;
Skies are clearing,
While we’re hearing
Joy-bells ringing everywhere. [Chorus]

Source: Gems of Song: for the Sunday School #60

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Joybells ringing, children singing
Author: Josephine Pollard
Meter: with refrain
Refrain First Line: Joybells! Joybells!
Copyright: Public Domain



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