Missionary bells

Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells,
Pealing out the news of Jesus’ love;
While our gifts we bring to Jesus, happy music swells,
Telling of our blessed Friend above.

Refrain:
Bells! bells! missionary bells,
Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, each a story tells;
Sounding loud and free over land and sea,
Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells.

2 Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, let the children’s hands
Pull the cords of love and faith and praise,
Till the children now in darkness, hear of God’s commands,
Learn to follow in the Savior’s ways. [Refrain]

3 Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, every one may share
In the loving service of our King;
Bring an off’ring, willing off’ring, wrap it up in pray’r;
Help the missionary bells to ring. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #130

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Keep them ringing, keep them ringing, missionary bells
Title: Missionary bells
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Bells! bells! missionary bells

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Carmina Sacra #d104
Children's Praises #d30
Joy and Praise #89Page Scan
Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #65Page Scan
Sing His Praise: for the church, Sunday school and all religious assemblies #d110
Song Evangel #d82
Special Songs: for Sunday schools, revival meetings, etc. #20Page Scan
Sunday-School Praises: prepared especially for use in the Sunday-School #154Page Scan
The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #130TextAudioPage Scan
The Redeemer's Praise #73Page Scan



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