Linda and I were driving up to Montana for a short vacation. My company, Alta Distributing in Salt Lake City, UT, was selling out to another company and all our accrued vacation time needed to be used up--so off we went to visit her mom up there. On the way, we stopped in a motel and while there, I began reading a Strange but True book of some sort. In it, there was this true story of a town that warded off Napolean by merely ringing the bells of the church on Easter morn. When Dean Kaelin was working with enhancing this song, he, being a choir leader at a University, was able to get a hold of an adult choir to lend their voices to this song. Also, he carefully brought in bells, not contributing to the melody, but sounding just like church bells might sound. Talk about creativity! This is my Easter song.
The last verse on this song I chose to cut out because I wanted the audience to complete it in their hearts. I didn't want the song to do that for them. With whatever any of us is going through, we must RING the BELLS for JESUS CHRIST and have our victory in Him. The louder we figuratively ring those bells in our hearts, the more our minds will be on Him and not on the problem. This leads to victory.
By the way, as I was driving, I began to get the chorus. Linda wrote it down for me. It is great to see her handwriting on this original sheet. Vic