Sweetly the Sabbath bell steals on the air

Sweetly the Sabbath bell steals on the air

Author: John E. Bode
Tune: SABBATH BELL (35311)
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Sweetly the Sabbath bell steals on the air;
That in the house of God
Bids us appear.
"Children of God," it seems
Softly to say,
"Haste to your Father's house, hasten to pray."

2 Oft as the Sabbath chimes summon to pray,
May we their holy call
Gladly obey,
That, when the last sad knell
For us shall sound,
Ready our Judge to meet we may be found.

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #107a

Author: John E. Bode

John E. Bode (b. St. Pancras, England, 1816; d. Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire, England, 1874) A fine student at Christ Church, Oxford, England, and a prominent scholar who gave the famous Bampton Lectures ("for the exposition and defense of the Christian faith") at Oxford in 1855, was a rector in Westwell, Oxfordshire, and in Castle Camps. This gifted poet and hymn writer published Hymns for the Gospel of the Day, for Each Sunday and Festivals of Our Lord in 1860. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweetly the Sabbath bell steals on the air
Author: John E. Bode
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)
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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #109a

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Linden Harp #d135

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Linden Harp #107a

Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d205

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d181

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Select Hymns for the use of the Mission School of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church #d99

The Canadian Warbler #d139

The Children's Choir #d45

The Confederate Sunday School Hymn Book #d112

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #203

The Sabbath Chimes #d239

The Southern Zion's Songster #d91

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d337

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Young Singer's Friend #6

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