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The gospel bells are ringing

The gospel bells are ringing

Author: S. Wesley Martin
Tune: [The Gospel bells are ringing]
Published in 45 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1. The Gospel bells are ringing,
Over land, from sea to sea:
Blessèd news of free salvation
Do they offer you and me.
For God so loved the world
That His only Son He gave;
Whosoe’er believeth in Him
Everlasting life shall have.

Refrain
Gospel bells, how they ring;
Over land from sea to sea;
Gospel bells freely bring
Blessèd news to you and me.

2. The Gospel bells invite us
To a feast prepared for all;
Do not slight the invitation,
Nor reject the gracious call.
I am the Bread of life;
Eat of Me, thou hungry soul;
Tho’ your sins be red as crimson,
They shall be as white as wool. [Refrain]

3. The Gospel bells give warning,
As they sound from day to day,
Of the fate which doth await them
Who forever will delay.
Escape ye, for thy life;
Tarry not in all the plain,
Nor behind thee look, oh, never,
Lest thou be consumed in pain. [Refrain]

4. The Gospel bells are joyful,
As they echo far and wide,
Bearing notes of perfect pardon,
Thro’ a Savior crucified.
Good tidings of great joy
To all people do I bring,
Unto you is born a Savior,
Which is Christ the Lord and King. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1980

Author: S. Wesley Martin

Martin, Samuel Wesley, author of "The Gospel Bells are ringing" (The Gospel Message), was born at Plainfield, Illinois, Jan. 20, 1839. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The gospel bells are ringing
Author: S. Wesley Martin
Refrain First Line: Gospel bells, how they ring
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1980
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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Audio

Small Church Music #2587

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The Cyber Hymnal #1980

Include 43 pre-1979 instances
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