Hymn 286 - The Gospel Bells

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The gospel bells are ringing

Over land, from sea to sea;

Blessed news of free salvation

Do they offer you and me.

“For God so loved the world,

That His only Son He gave;

Whosoe’er believeth in Him

Everlasting life shall have.”

The gospel bells invite us

To a feast prepared for all;

Do not slight the invitation

Nor reject the gracious call.

“I am the bread of life;

Eat of Me, thou hungry soul;

Tho’ your sins be red as crimson,

They shall be as white as wool.”

The gospel bells give warning,

As they sound from day to day,

Of the fate which doth await them

Who forever will delay.

“Escape ye, for thy life;

Tarry not in all the plain,

Nor behind thee look, oh, never,

Lest thou be consumed in pain.”

The gospel bells are joyful

As they echo far and wide,

Bearing news of perfect pardon

Through a Saviour crucified.

“Good tidings of great joy

To all people do I bring;

Unto you is born a Saviour

Which is Christ the Lord and King.”


Gospel bells, how they ring;

Over land, from sea to sea;

Gospel bells freely bring

Blessed news to you and me.