Advent Hymnals

029. RING THE BELLS OF HEAVEN

Christ in Song,

1.
Ring the bells of heaven!  there is joy today,
For a soul, returning from the wild;
See!  the Father meets him out upon the way,
Welcoming His weary, wand'ring child.

Chorus:
Glory!  glory!  how the angels sing;
Glory!  glory!  how the loud harps ring;
'Tis the ransomed army, like a mighty sea,
Pealing forth the anthem of the free.

2.
Ring the bells of heaven!  there is joy today,
For the wanderer now is reconciled;
Yes, a soul is rescued from his sinful way,
And is born a new a ransomed child.  [Chorus]

3.
Ring the bells of heaven!  spread the feast today,
Angels, swell the glad triumphant strain.
Tell the joyful tidings!  bear it far away!
For a precious soul is born again.  [Chorus]


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Title Ring the Bells of Heaven
Key B♭ Major
Titles Glory! glory! how the angels sing;
First Line Ring the bells of heaven! there is joy today
Author Rev. Wm. O. Cushing
Year 1908
Composer Geo. F. Root
Hymnal -
Tune Ring the bells of heaven! there is joy today
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Invitation and Repentance; Invitation and Repentance: Returning to God
Texts Luke 15:7
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