Ring, Joy Bells, Ring!

Representative Text

1 Morn is breaking o'er the hills,
Sweetly sing the little rills
'Tis the blessed Sabbath day,
We'll to Sabbath School away.

Ring, Ring, joybells ring!
Little brooklets sweetly sing;
Echo softly hill and dale,
Echo, echo, smiling vale.

2 All around the sky is bright,
Fill'd with waves of golden light;
Flow'rs unfold their petals fair,
Birds are chanting in the air. [Chorus]

3 Oh! how thankful we should be
For the beauty we can see:
For the friends we love so dear,
For a Saviour ever near. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #15

Author: Mary E. Kail

Mary Elizabeth Harper Kail, Circa 1828-1890 Born: 1827 or 1828, Washington, DC. Died: January 28, 1890, Washington, DC, or Ohio. Daughter of Andrew Harper and Mary McDermott-Roe (daughter of Cornelius McDermott-Roe, a laborer who worked for George Washington). Mary’s father died young, possibly of malaria, while Mary and her sister Virginia were children. Mary and Virginia moved together to Carroll County, Ohio, and in 1843 Mary married Gabriel Kail (1814-88). By 1878, Mary was editor of the Connotton Valley Times in Carroll County. In the late 1880s, Mary was a clerk for the United States Treasury Department; she lost that job in September 1885 due to a change in administration. Her works include: Crown Our Heroes, and Othe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Morn is breaking over the hills
Title: Ring, Joy Bells, Ring!
Author: Mary E. Kail
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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