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O Bells in the Steeple

O bells in the steeple

Author: Anonymous
Tune: PRINCETON (Jones)
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 O bells in the steeple,
Ring out to all people
That Christ has arisen,
that Jesus is here!
Touch heaven's blue ceiling
With your happy pealing;
O bells in the steeple,
Ring out full and clear.

2 O soft April showers,
Call out the young flowers,
Touch each little sleeper
And bid her obey;
Set daffodils blowing,
And fresh grasses growing,
To thrill the old world on
This glad Easter Day.

3 O violets tender,
Your shy tributes render;
Tie round your wet faces
your soft hoods of blue;
And carry your sweetness,
Your dainty completeness,
To some tired hand
That is longing for you.

4 O world bowed and broken
With anguish unspoken,
Take heart and be glad,
For the Lord is not dead!
On some bright tomorrow
Your black cloud of sorrow
Will break in a sweet rain of
Joy on your head.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #176

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O bells in the steeple
Title: O Bells in the Steeple
Author: Anonymous
Meter: D


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #176

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