[You may have the joy-bells ringing in your heart]

[You may have the joy-bells ringing in your heart]

Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Published in 73 hymnals

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Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [You may have the joy-bells ringing in your heart]
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick
Incipit: 32123 56567 17123
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Gospel Hymn Medleys No. 1
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Hughes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1973) pp. 31

Piano Solo

  • Gospel Grandeur: Gospel Piano Interpretations
    Composer/Editor Rudy Atwood
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1971) pp. 23

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Advanced Hymnplayer Book 2
    Composer/Editors Flora Jean Garlock; Judy Swaim
    Published By: Praise Hymn, Inc. (1976) pp. 28


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50 Uncommon Songs #50

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Hymns of Faith #306

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Sacred Selections for the Church #587


Small Church Music #2751

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #193


The Cyber Hymnal #7799


Timeless Truths #125

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