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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

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music: John Baptiste Calking
Tune: Waltham
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #111
Category: Christmas;    Theme: Hope
Scripture: Luke 2:13-14

1 I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace of earth, good will to men.

2 I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th'unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

3 And in despair I bowed my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."

4 Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."

5 Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.