Joy Bells

Pretty golden sunbeams

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Pretty, golden sunbeams]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Pretty, golden sunbeams,
Looking from the sky,
Call us now to wake and sing
Praise to God on high;
Song and beauty ev'rywhere,
On the earth and in the air,
Still the blessed truth declare,
God, our God, is love.

Joy bells, joy bells,
Hear them ringing, sweetly ringing;
Hear the joy bells, joy bells
Echo God is love.
Joy bells, joy bells,
Hear them ringing, sweetly ringing;
Hear the joy bells, joy bells
Echo God is love.

2 Pretty birds that carol
From the waving trees,
Hiding in the branches green,
Cradled on the breeze,
Thro' the laughing summer days
Still their great Creator praise;
In the simple tones they raise
Telling God is love. [Chorus]

3 Shall our tongues be silent?
Have we naught to say,
When our hearts can feel his love
Better far than they?
Like the beams that sparkle bright,
Like the birds on pinions light,
Like the bells, let all unit,
Singing, God is love. [Chorus]

Source: Junior Songs: a collection of sacred hymns and songs; for use in meetings of junior societies, Sunday Schools, etc. #40

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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Text Information

First Line: Pretty golden sunbeams
Title: Joy Bells
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Joy bells, joy bells
Copyright: Public Domain



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