“The Church Bells”

The church bells ring: O Worship the Lord!
Come join the celebration
For the Sabbath has come;
Christ has won. The day of resurrection.

The church bells ring, “O, worship the Lord”
They ring with cheerful chime
They sing their invitation
It’s time for church! It’s time!”

The church bells ring “O worship the Lord”
In Spring and Summer too
In Winter and Fall,
Their song is always new.

The church bells ring, “O worship the Lord”
Their pleasant notes appealing
They whisper their sweet voice of hope
From earth to heaven’s high ceiling.

The church bells ring, “O worship the Lord”
To far and near the call
Come join the song sung by the throng
It holds you in its thrall.

The church bells ring, “O worship the Lord”
Sweet notes of love and cheer
They resound their melodies of calm
Through changing atmosphere.

The church bells ring, “O worship the Lord!”
The rippling sounds go singing.
From hill to plain and in between
The rousing song goes ringing.

The church bells ring, “O worship the Lord”
The tones of adoration.
Come join the great enormous throng
Full throated consecration.

The church bells ring, “O worship the Lord”
May all who hark, revere
They peal out words of love and hope
The phrases warm and dear.

Rev. Nick Vogelzang is is an emeritus in the Christian Reformed Church living in Denver, Colorado.

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