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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

The Bells of Christmas

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of Eb

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of Eb
Text: Nikolai F.S. Grundvig, 1783-1872; tr. Charles Porterfield Krauth, 1823-1883;alt.
Music: C.C.N. Balle, 1806-1855
Tune: Det Kimer Nu Til Julefest
LBW/WOV Hymn: #62
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #n/a
Category: Christmas;    Theme: Incarnation
Scripture: Matthew 2:2

1 The bells of Christmas chime once more;
The heav'nly guest is at the door.
He comes to earthly dwellings still 
With new year gifts of peace, good will.

2 This world, though wide and far outspread,
Could scarcely find for you a bed.
Your cradle was a manger stall,
No pearl nor silk nor kingly hall.

3 Now let us go with quiet mind,
The swaddled babe with shepherds find,
To gaze on him who gladdens them,
The loveliest flow'r of Jesse's stem.

4 Oh, join with me, in gladness sing,
To keep our Christmas with our king,
Until our song, from loving souls,
Like rushing mighty water rolls!

5 O patriarchs' Joy, O prophets' Song,
O Dayspring bright, awaited long,
O Son of Man, incarnate Word,
Great David's Son, great David's Lord:

6 Come, Jesus, glorious heav'nly guest,
And keep your Christmas in our breast;
Then David's harp-string, hushed so long,
Shall swell our jubilee of song.