Joy Bells

When I see the blessings strewn upon my way

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [When I see the blessings strewn upon my way]
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1 When I see the blessings strewn upon my way,
Fully, freely given ev’ry day,
From my heart an anthem rises to my King,
Like a peal of gladness, joy-bells ring.

Joy-bells, joy-bells, ring within my heart,
When I read the story of my Father’s glory,
Yes, the job-bells, joy-bells, into music start,
Joy-bells ring within my heart.

2 All His loving kindness, all His tender care,
Mercies that surround me ev’rywhere,
Wake a thankful chorus, songs of gladness raise,
Set the joy-bells ringing in His praise. [Refrain]

3 Gratitude and gladness, thankfulness and love,
From my heart shall ever rise above,
Like a note of music from a golden string,
Like a chime of joy-bells to my King. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #60

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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: When I see the blessings strewn upon my way
Title: Joy Bells
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Joy-bells, joy-bells, ring within my heart
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #60

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