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Sweet Heavenly Bells

List to the strains now stealing

Author: Ray G. Upson
Tune: [List to the strains now steal­ing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 List to the strains now steal­ing,
Borne from the far off home;
Heavenly chimes are peal­ing,
Bidding the wan­d’rer come.

Sweet bells, sweet bells,
Sweet hea­ven­ly bells of love;
Sweet bells, sweet bells!
Are call­ing from Heav’n above.

2 Calling to souls now stray­ing
Far from the Shep­herd’s fold;
Heavenly mu­sic play­ing,
Calling them from the cold. [Refrain]

3 Sweet me­lo­dies are plead­ing,
"Enter the op­en door";
Loved ones are in­ter­ced­ing,
Over on yon­der shore. [Refrain]

4 Come to the feast that’s of­fered;
Hunger His love dis­pels;
Take of the grace that’s prof­fered,
List to the heav’n­ly bells. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #16200

Author: Ray G. Upson

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Text Information

First Line: List to the strains now stealing
Title: Sweet Heavenly Bells
Author: Ray G. Upson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet bells, sweet bells, sweet heavenly bells of love
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #16200
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #16200

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