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WILD BELLS

WILD BELLS

Composer: Henry Lahee
Published in 4 hymnals


Composer: Henry Lahee

Born: April 11, 1826, Chelsea, London, England. Died: April 29, 1912, London, England. Lahee studied under John Goss and William Sterndale Bennett. He played the organ at several churches, including Holy Trinity Church, Brompton (1847-74). He won prizes for his compositions in Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, and London, and set to music poems by Edgar Allen Poe ("The Bells"), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ("Building of the Ship") and Alfred Tennyson ("Sleeping Beauty"). His works include: Metrical Psalter, with William Irons, 1855 Famous Singers of Today and Yesterday, 1898 One Hundred Hymn Tunes Sources: Frost, p. 680 CS Concordance, pp. 246-47 Nutter, p. 460 --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Henry Lahee
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Incipit: 11176 54321 17654
Key: F Major

Texts

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Hymns for the Living Age #107

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Hymns of the United Church #134

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The Hymnal of Praise #440

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