Sweet Zion Bells

Over heavenly plains the golden chimes

Author: Fannie E. Davison
Tune: [Over heavenly plains the golden chimes]
Published in 9 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.

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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sweet chiming Zion bells
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
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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 #248

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Quartets and Choruses for Men #35

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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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