Morning Bells Are Ringing
Eight handbells or handchimes in the two octave range (the C Major scale) provide extra accompaniment to this joyous song of worship. The text begins, "Morning bells are ringing. Join them with glad singing. Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise to God. Praise to God." After three introductory measures, the bells/chimes play a 7-note scalar ostinato. This song celebrates the joy of worshipping God and would be especially appropriate at the beginning of the worship service. 38 measures. C Major.