|Bio History Note|
The college chime was installed in the Administration Building chime tower in 1922. It is played every morning at 7:45 and every evening at 6 on days classes are in session. Noted by Archivist Sara Smith
Manchester College Director of Media and Public Relations, Jeri Kornegay, along with Public Relations Intern, Nate Hodges (Class of 2010), researched the inscription on the individual bells of the College Chime. They created a document by copying the chime bell inscriptions printed on pages 80, 81 and 82, of the Manchester College history book, A Century of Faith, Learning and Service, and printed this document out. Jeri and Nate took this document and climbed up into the chime tower, comparing the printed material to what was actually inscribed on each bell. They found mistakes and inaccuracies and made notations on the printed copy. They then went back down the tower and made corrections to the original document. After making revisions to the original, another document was printed out and Jeri and Nate took this copy with them as they went back into the tower to double-check the corrections against the source. The following inscriptions were verified by Jeri Kornegay and Nate Hodges on 12 May 2009. Noted by Archivist, Jeanine Wine, 14 May 2009.
Inscriptions on the 10 bells of the College Chime:
This chime is presented to Manchester College and dedicated to the cause of Christian Education by the Alumni Association, citizens of North Manchester, Indiana. Aaron A. Ulrey, a generous donor, faculty, students and friends.
Praise (Gloria Patria)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever will be, world without end, Amen.
The lord is in His holy temple, let all the Earth keep silence before Him. Amen.
Luke 2:14; Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men. Isa. 9:6; For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.
Mark 12:30; Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all they heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength, and thy neighbor as thyself.
John 3:16; For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I Cor. 15:19-20; If in this life only we have hope in Christ we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
Psalms 23:1; The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
John 16:13; Howbeit when he, the spirit of truth, is come he will guide you into all truth. Acts 1:18; And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost parts of the Earth.
John 14:2-3; I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. Psalms 5:3; And I will keep watch.