The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christmas Bells

Alternate Title: I Heard The Church Bells Ringing

Words: Sydney Cross

Music: Sydney Cross
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 559, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir), 1916

1. I heard the church bells ringing,
I heard the children singing,
With happy hearts and voices sweet,
On Christmas morn that song so meet.

Refrain
Ring, ring, merry bells,
Ring, ring, ring, ring;
This is the song the church bells ring,
This is the song the angels sing,
"Peace on earth, goodwill toward men."

2. I heard the mother saying,
I heard the old man praying,
With aged lips and feeble frame,
And lowly knee-the words the same. Refrain

3. The storm is gently dying,
The snow is softly lying
On shrouded hill and silent stream:
All nature sleeps-and this her dream. Refrain

4. The cares of day grow lighter,
The hour of death grows brighter;
For Jesus Christ was born today,
Let young and old unite and say, Refrain

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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