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

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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.

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 >

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



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Crowning Day No. 5 #39TextAudioPage Scan
Glory and Praise: a collection of beautiful Sunday-school songs selected chiefly from The children's hallelujah #10Page Scan
Golden Grain: No. 1: for Sabbath schools, gospel meetings, etc. #41Page Scan
Heart Songs : For Sunday Schools #104Page Scan
Holy Voices for the Sunday School, and other services of the church #248Page Scan
Songs of the Golden: a collection of original and selected songs for the Sunday school and young people's meeting #45Page Scan
The Voice of Joy: A Collection of New Songs for the Sunday-School #100Page Scan
Towner's Male Choir Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 Combined #55Page Scan
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