Ring out the sound, ring out the bells,
And of the gospel, tell them, tell.
Do not hold back, and please don’t slack,
For many of the truth do lack.
Get that truth out, give it a shout,
And don’t you now have any doubt
That God can take it, take it far,
So be his witness near and far.
Say, “Do repent,” and don’t relent,
And “Obey God. Don’t be a fraud.”
And tell them well for their own sake
So Jesus they their Master make.
For many making much pretense,
But Christ is not their Lord (intent),
For sin is what they want the most,
So Christ as Lord they do not host.
An Original Work / January 20, 2023