The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Ring Ye Bells

Words: Unknown

Music: Charles Darnton
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Carol 302, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. O ring, ye bells, sweet Christmas bells,
Ring out this happy morn!
While far and wide your music tells,
“To us a Child is born.”
To us a Child is born today,
To us a Son is given,
We chant the holy Christmas lay,
And join the hosts of heaven.

Chorus
All glory be to God on high!
And peace to men on earth;
We join the chorus of the sky
To hail the Saviour’s birth.

2. O ring, ye bells! for He has come
To give the nations peace,
To bring His wand’ring children home,
The prisoners to release.
He comes to give the weary rest,
To bind the broken heart,
To soothe upon His gentle breast,
And heal the mourner’s smart. Chorus

3. Then ring, ye bells, sweet Christmas bells,
Ring out this happy morn!
While far and wide your music tells
The Saviour-King is born.
And He shall reign from shore to shore,
To earth’s remotest bound;
All nations shall His Name adore,
And His high praises sound. Chorus

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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