The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

CAROL OF THE BELLS

Ring, Christmas Bells, or Ukrainian Carol

Words: Minna Louise Hohman, 1947
Compare: Carol of the Bells - Version 1

Music by Peter J. Wilhousky, 1936
Adapted From "Shchedryk" by Mykila Dmytrovich Leontovych, 1916

See: Carol of the Bells - Notes

1. Ring, Christmas Bells, Merrily ring,
Tell all the world: Jesus is King!
Loudly proclaim with one accord,
The happy tale; Welcome the Lord
Ring, Christmas Bells, Sound far and near,
The birth day of Jesus is here.
Herald the news To old and young,
Tell it to all, In evíry tongue.
Ring, Christmas Bells, Toll loud and long,
Your message sweet, Peel and prolong.
Come, all ye people, Join in the singing,
Repeat the story, Told by the ringing,
` Ring, Christmas bells, Throughout the earth
Tell the glad news, Of Jesus birth.
Loudly proclaim With one accord,
The happy tale; Welcome the Lord. (Repeat from Beginning)

Second Ending:
Ring Christmas bells, Merrily ring.
Tell all the world: Jesus is King.

Editor's Note:

See also Carol of the Bells - Version 2

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