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Sabbath Bells

Ringing, sweetly ringing

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Ringing, sweetly ringing] (Perkins)
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ringing, sweetly ringing,
The cheerful Sabbath bells;
Ringing, sweetly ringing,
The cheerful Sabbath bells.
We linger a moment their call to hear,
Then haste away to our school so dear;
Over the greenwood joyous and free,
Singing with gladness, happy are we.

While over the distant hill
Their music is floating still,
Hear the echo, echo, echo;
Sweet Sabbath bells,
Hear the echo, echo, echo,
Sweet Sabbath bells.

2 Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Their silver chimes we love;
Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Their silver chimes we love.
A mission of peace to the heart they bear,
A welcome call to the house of prayer;
Telling of raptures, telling of rest,
Mansions of glory, tranquil and blest. [Refrain]

3 Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Those cheerful Sabbath bells;
Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Those cheerful Sabbath bells.
O! let us be grateful to God above,
Who crowneth our days with the light of love,
Blessèd Redeemer, ever to Thee,
Praise from Thy children offered shall be. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10516

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ringing, sweetly ringing
Title: Sabbath Bells
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: While over the distant hill
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10516
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The Cyber Hymnal #10516

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