85. The Gospel Bells Are Ringing

1
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."
 
Gospel bells! ... how they ring
 
Over land, from sea to sea!
 
Gospel bells ... freely bring
 
Blessed news to you and me.
2
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;
 
Though your sins be red as crimson,
 
They shall be as white as wool."
3
The gospel bells are joyful
 
As they echo far and wide,
 
Bearing notes 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.