The sabbath of rest, a holy convocation.@Leviticus 23:3
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Theodore E. Perkins (1831-1912)

Fanny Crosby, in The Silver Spray, edited by W. Howard Doane (Cincinnati, Ohio: 1868), page 57.

Theodore E. Perkins (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Ringing, sweetly ringing,
The cheerful Sabbath bells;
Ringing, sweetly ringing,
The cheerful Sabbath bells.
We linger a moment their call to hear,
Then haste away to our school so dear;
Over the greenwood joyous and free,
Singing with gladness, happy are we.

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While over the distant hill
Their music is floating still,
Hear the echo, echo, echo;
Sweet Sabbath bells,
Hear the echo, echo, echo,
Sweet Sabbath bells.

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Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Their silver chimes we love;
Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Their silver chimes we love.
A mission of peace to the heart they bear,
A welcome call to the house of prayer;
Telling of raptures, telling of rest,
Mansions of glory, tranquil and blest.

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Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Those cheerful Sabbath bells;
Ringing, sweetly ringing,
Those cheerful Sabbath bells.
O! let us be grateful to God above,
Who crowneth our days with the light of love,
Blessèd Redeemer, ever to Thee,
Praise from Thy children offered shall be.

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