1 Ring out the bells, and let the people know
that God is worshiped by the church below:
to all around this truth the bells declare
'Your needs are lifted up to God in prayer!'

2 Ring out the bells, and let the people hear
let hearts be open now, and faith draw near;
receive the grace that only God can give
by word and symbol feed and grow and live.

3 Ring out the bells, and let the people sing
through changing seasons to our changeless King:
all perfect gifts are sent us from above
respond with praises for such faithful love.

4 Ring out the bells until that glorious day
when death shall die and sin be done away:
then comes our God so everyone shall see
let all the bells ring out in victory!

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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