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Ring the Bells

The bells of heaven are ringing, Are telling of the King

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [The bells of heav’n are ringing] (Hall)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The bells of heav’n are ringing,
Are telling of the King;
Who came salvation bringing,
And healing in his wing.
He came to life oppression,
To banish sin and wrong;
He came our light to scatter night,
And give to earth a song.

Ring, ring, ring,
O ring, ye bells, ye merry bells,
O Ring, ring, ring,
O ring ye bells, ye merry bells,
O ring, ring, ring, ye Christmas bells, ring, ring,
Ring, O ring ye bells, ye merry bells.

2 O ring, ye bells of heaven,
Reecho loud and long;
Let unto men be given,
A new and happy song.
O ring aloud in gladness,
Let heav’nly joy be known;
O earth awake this joy partake,
Claim Jesus as your own. [Refrain]

3 O ring, ye bells of heaven,
Upon this day of cheer;
O ring the glorious tidings,
For Christ the King is here.
Reecho o’er the hilltops,
Resounding ev’rywhere;
The Saviour dear comes hearts to cheer,
His kingdom earth may share. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #159

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The bells of heaven are ringing, Are telling of the King
Title: Ring the Bells
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ring, ring, ring
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11631
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The Cyber Hymnal #11631

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