Joy Bells

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

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Joybells ringing, children singing
Title: Joy Bells
Author: Josephine Pollard
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Joybells! Joybells! never, never cease
Copyright: Public Domain



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