Ring Out the Message

There's a message true and glad

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [There's a message true and glad]
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 There's a message true and glad
For the sinful and the sad,
Ring it out, ring it out;
It will give them courage new
It will help them to be true;
Ring it out, ring it out.

Ring out (Merrily ring,), the word (Speed it away,),
o'er land (Message divine,) and sea, (send it today;)
Still far from Jesus many live in sin and doubt,
Ring out (Merrily ring,) the news (wonderful news,)
that makes (Making men free,) men free, (happy and free,)
To all (Ring,) the lost (ring,) of ev'ry (ring,) nation, (ring,) Ring it ring it out (Ring the message out).

2 Tell the world of saving grace,
Make it known in ev'ry place,
Ring it out, ring it out;
Help the needy ones to know
Him from whom all blessings flow;
Ring it out, ring it out. [Refrain]

3 Sin and doubt to sweep away,
Till shall dawn the better day,
Ring it out, ring it out;
Till the sinful world be won
For Jehovah's mighty Son;
Ring it out, ring it out. [Refrain]

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Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a message true and glad
Title: Ring Out the Message
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Merrily ring, speed it away
Copyright: Public Domain



Small Church Music #3702
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Small Church Music #3702

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