Church Bells

To and fro the church bells swing

Author: W. E. Howard
Tune: [To and fro the church bells swing]
Published in 10 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 To and fro the church bells swing,
In the steeple high;
Hear them while they loudly sing
Underneath the sky.

2 Reef:
“Ding, dong, ding,”
The great bells ring,
Calling, “This is Sunday morning;
Ding, dong, ding,
Ding, dong, ding,”
The great bells sing;
Hear them loudly singing in the morning!

3 “Come to church,” they seem to say,
“’Tis the hour of prayer;
Come, and worship God today
In His temple fair.”

4 Let me, like the bells above,
Never weary grow,
Telling of the Lord I love,
So the world may know.

Source: The Modern Hymnal #389

Author: W. E. Howard

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Text Information

First Line: To and fro the church bells swing
Title: Church Bells
Author: W. E. Howard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ding, dong, ding, the great bells ring
Copyright: Public Domain



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