The Bells of Conscience

The conscience of childhood is speaking in whispers

Author: James M. Dungan
Tune: [The conscience of childhood is speaking in whispers]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The conscience of childhood is speaking in whispers,
Oh, come to the Savior and give him your life,
“Of such is the kingdom of heaven,” says Jesus,
So then seek him early, and enter the strife,

The bells of your conscience are ringing
The bells, the bells,
The bells of your conscience are ringing,
Saying sinner, Oh, come home.

2 The conscience of young men and maidens is calling,
In carnest appeals for the strength of your will,
The work of your master it needs all your efforts,
To bear all life’s burdens, and Christ’s law fulfill. [Refrain]

3 The conscience of manhood is loudly appealing,
And saying, oh come in the noontide of day,
The sands of your hourglass are slowly receding,
So start for the kingdom and do not delay. [Refrain]

4 The conscience of old age is heavily laden,
With sins which thro’ life have been heavy to bear,
But Jesus is able to roll off thy burden,
To cleanse you from evil and lift ev’ry care. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.1 #62

Author: James M. Dungan

Born: Cir­ca 1852, In­di­a­na. The 1880 cen­sus shows Dun­gan in Fran­klin, In­di­a­na, with his wife Helen.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The conscience of childhood is speaking in whispers
Title: The Bells of Conscience
Author: James M. Dungan
Refrain First Line: The bells of your conscience



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