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[Ring the bells of heaven! there is joy today]

[Ring the bells of heaven! there is joy today]

Composer: George F. Root (1875)
Published in 78 hymnals

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Composer: George F. Root

Root, George F., MUS. DOC, born in Sheffield, Berkshire County, Mass., Aug. 30, 1820. He is much more widely known as a composer of popular music than as a hymn writer. Four of his hymns are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1878. Nos. 16, 100, 293, and 297. A sympathetic biographical sketch, with portrait, is in The Tonic Sol-Fa Reporter, Sep. 1886. He died Aug. 6, 1895. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: George F. Root (1875)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55653 12167 17121
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #428
Text: Ring the Bells of Heaven
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #300
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #5799
Text: Ring the Bells of Heaven
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #428

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #613

Cáliz de Bendiciones #96


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #300

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Hymns of Faith #276

Mil Voces para Celebrar #96

Rejoice Hymns #367

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Sing Joyfully #509


Small Church Music #2973

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #192

The Christian Life Hymnal #269


The Cyber Hymnal #5799

The New National Baptist Hymnal #445

Include 65 pre-1979 instances
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