Ring from Your Steeple

Ring from your steeple, bells of gladness!

Author: Michael Saward (1981)
Tune: STEEPLE BELLS
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ring from your steeple, bells of gladness!
This is the day the world was born;
God's voice rang out across the darkness,
light filled the sky that primal morn.

2 Ring from your steeple, bells of victory!
This is the day death's sting was drawn;
God's voice rang out, the tomb was empty,
hope sprang alive that Easter morn.

3 Ring from your steeple, bells of power!
This is the day when, at the dawn,
God's voice rang out through wind and fire,
fresh came the Spirit on that morn.

4 Ring from your steeple, bells of heaven!
This is the day when none shall mourn;
God's voice rings out this one-in-seven,
joy fills the church this Sunday morn.

Author: Michael Saward

Michael John Saward (b. Blackheath, Kent, England, 1932) was residentiary Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, and a church commissioner and member of the general synod of the Church of England. Educated at Eltham College, Bristol University, and Tyndale Hall, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1956. Saward served in several congregations and was radio and television officer for the Church Information Office (1967-1972). His publications include Leisure (1963), Couldn’t Care Less (1966), Don't Miss the Party (1974), and All Change (1983). Associated with the Jubilate Group for a number of years, he has written some sixty hymns and served as text editor for Hymns for Today's Church (1982). Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ring from your steeple, bells of gladness!
Title: Ring from Your Steeple
Author: Michael Saward (1981)
Meter: 9.8.9.8
Copyright: © 1982 Hope Publishing Company

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #378

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Voices United #403

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