Sweet Zion Bells

Over heavenly plains the golden chimes

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Tune: [Over heavenly plains the golden chimes]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O’er heav’nly plains the golden chimes
Of Zion ring today,
For passing souls those chimes are rung,
To guide them on their way.

Refrain:
Sweet chiming Zion bells,
Sweet chiming Zion bells,
They cheer our pleasant way,
Sweet chiming bells,
They cheer us on our pleasant way,
Sweet chiming bells.

2 And we who walk in earthly vales,
Their joyful music ring,
In melody divinely sweet,
So faint and yet so clear. [Refrain]

3 They call us home, not here our rest,
They softly seem to say;
Beyond the gates of Zion fair,
There shines a brighter day. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 5 #39

Author: Fannie E. Davison

Born: 1851, Cuy­a­ho­ga Falls, Ohio. Died: March 10, 1887, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fannie’s fa­ther was killed when she was 10 years old; af­ter her mo­ther’s re­mar­ri­age to ho­tel­i­er Hen­ry War­ner, the fam­i­ly moved to Carth­age, Mis­sou­ri. Fan­nie mar­ried court re­port­er Asa Lee Da­vis­on and they moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then Ma­di­son, Wis­con­sin. Sev­er­al of her songs ap­peared in pub­li­ca­tions from the Fill­more Bro­thers of Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in­clud­ing Songs of Gra­ti­tude (1877), Joy and Glad­ness (1880) and The Voice of Joy (1882). Lyrics-- Last Words, The Purer in Heart, O God --hymntime.com/tch/bi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over heavenly plains the golden chimes
Title: Sweet Zion Bells
Author: Fannie E. Davison
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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Crowning Day No. 5 #39

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Glory and Praise #10

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Golden Grain #41

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Heart Songs #104

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Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #248

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Songs of the Golden #45

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The Voice of Joy #100

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Towner's Male Choir Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 Combined #55

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