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Missionary Bells

Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells]
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells,
Pealing out the news of Jesus’ love;
While our gifts we bring to Jesus, happy music swells,
Telling of our blessed Friend above.

Bells! bells! missionary bells,
Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, each a story tells;
Sounding loud and free over land and sea,
Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells.

2 Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, let the children’s hands
Pull the cords of love and faith and praise,
Till the children now in darkness, hear of God’s commands,
Learn to follow in the Savior’s ways. [Refrain]

3 Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, every one may share
In the loving service of our King;
Bring an off’ring, willing off’ring, wrap it up in pray’r;
Help the missionary bells to ring. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #130

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells
Title: Missionary Bells
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bells! bells! missionary bells
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Carmina Sacra #d104

Children's Praises #d30

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Christian Melodies #138

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Joy and Praise #89

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #65

Sing His Praise #d110

Song Evangel #d82

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Songs of Praise and Service #100

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Special Songs #20

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Sunday-School Praises #154

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The King of Kings #130

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The Redeemer's Praise #73

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Waves of Glory No. 2 #263

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