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Ring the Bells

Ring, ring the bells, for a Savior is born

Author: R. G. Staples
Tune: [Ring, ring the bells, for a Savior is born]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ring, ring the bells, for a Savior is born,
Welcome the dear, natal day
Send, send the tidings, with joy in the sound,
Jesus the life and the way;
Jesus our Lord, who releases from sin,
Jesus, whose name giveth sweet peace within.
Praise to His name, let the chorus begin,
Praise Him on earth and in Heaven.

2 Ring, ring the bells, from each turret to-day,
Chiming the dear Savior's praise;
Children now join your sweet voices to raise,
Songs the ancient of days;
Praise to the Father, who gave His dear son,
Praises to Jesus, the crucified one.
Praise to the Spirit to all three in one,
Praises forever be given.

Source: Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #78

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ring, ring the bells, for a Savior is born
Title: Ring the Bells
Author: R. G. Staples
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gospel Echoes #118

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Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #78

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