Song: Gospel Bells in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4

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Copyright 1897, by H. L. Gilmour

Published in Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4 (Copyright 1897, by John J. Hood)

Lyricist(s):
Morris, Leila Naylor as Morris, Mrs. Charles H.

Page 112
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 112
Verses: 4 verses

Lyrics

Verse 1
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Spread the glad news of perfect salvation,
Tell it to ev’ry clime and nation;
Of peace and of joy thy music tells,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells!

Chorus
Ring, O ring, ring, O ring,
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Of peace and joy thy music tells,
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!

Verse 2
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Go to the weary, heavy-hearted,
Go to the souls whose hopes have departed,
Tell them in Christ their ransom dwells,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells!

Verse 3
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Over the waters wide be flying,
Unto the souls in heathendom lying;
Then till thy notes their gloom dispels,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells!

Verse 4
Ring, O ring, ye gospel bells!
Stay not thy voice until every creature,
Every ruined son of nature,
Join in the song that upward swells,
Ring, ring on, ye gospel bells!