Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Church bells

To and fro the church bells swing

Author: W. E. Howard
Tune: [To and fro the church bells swing]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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

(no biographical information available about W. E. Howard.) Go to person page >

Text Information

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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Beginners Teachers' Manual #d38

Gospel Melodies #d223

Harvest Hymns #d210

Majestic Hymns #d252

Pilot Hymns #d241

Precious Hymns #d242

Service Songs #d242

The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d364

TextAudioPage Scan

The Modern Hymnal #389

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements