Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells

Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Spread the glad news of perfect salvation,
Tell it to ev’ry clime and nation;
Of peace and of joy thy music tells,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells!

Refrain:
Ring, O ring, ring, O ring,
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Of peace and joy thy music tells,
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!

2 Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Go to the weary, heavy-hearted,
Go to the souls whose hopes have departed,
Tell them in Christ their ransom dwells,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells! [Refrain]

3 Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Over the waters wide be flying,
Unto the souls in heathendom lying;
Then till thy notes their gloom dispels,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells! [Refrain]

4 Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Stay not thy voice until every creature,
Every ruined son of nature,
Join in the song that upward swells,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells! [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #112

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #112

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