A RINGER'S HYMN
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A RINGER'S HYMN


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The words are by Emily and fellow bell-ringers from the Church of St John the Baptist, Carhampton, in West Somerset. Emily has named the music Hagdyke because it contains the bell-ringing call change of that name in line 3

Text

The bells ring out o'er roof and road
They reach both far and near
Their sound brings pause for thought to all
A message loud and clear

Refrain:
Ring! ringers ring: let forth the glorious sound,
Ring! ringers ring: o'er roof and roads resound.

The seasons change, the year flows on,
Our ringing marks it all.
Through joy and pain, through birth and death,
The bells peal out their call.

Refrain

Through practice long we give our best
We try, then try again.
Life's pattern in one long blue line
Our skill and craft refine

Refrain.

The bells are up, our coils released
 'Look to' the treble calls
Plain hunt, or Cambridge, dodge or lie
The bells call out to all.

Refrain (sung twice)

Emily Feldberg April 3rd 2019


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