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He Set the Joy-Bells Ringing

Oh, bless the Lord, he cleansed my soul

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Oh, bless the Lord, He cleansed my soul,
And filled my lips with singing;
He came in my poor, sinful heart,
And set the joy-bells ringing.

Oh, praise the Lord, He first loved me;
I feel new life upspringing;
He came in my poor, sinful heart,
And set the joy-bells ringing.

2. He placed my feet upon the rock,
The only sure foundation;
He shows me wonders of His grace,
The blessings of salvation. [Refrain]

3. His promise is for all the days,
His love for me is caring;
While in the Father’s house above,
A mansion He’s preparing .[Refrain]

4. His love is calling, seeking still,
Come, every burden bringing;
The touch of Christ within your heart
Will set the joy-bells ringing. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2333

Author: E. 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: Oh, bless the Lord, he cleansed my soul
Title: He Set the Joy-Bells Ringing
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Oh, praise the Lord, he first loved me



The Cyber Hymnal #2333
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