The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ring, Happy Bells

Words: Colin Sterne

Music: H. Ernest Nichol
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 286, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

Ring, happy bells of Christmas time,
Ring our with joy your merry chime,
O happy Christmas bells

1. Ringing the tidings of His birth,
Ringing the joyful story,
Ringing of Him who came to earth
To lead us home to glory. Refrain

2. Ringing of shepherds in the night,
Ringing of voices blending,
Ringing of praises in the height
And peace on earth unending. Refrain

3. Ringing of light of guiding star,
Ringing of lowly manger,
Ringing of wise men from afar
To greet the Holy Stranger. Refrain

4. Ringing of Jesus born again,
Ringing away our sadness,
Ringing of hearts where He shall reign,
And turn our grief to gladness. Refrain

5. Ringing the kingdom of our Lord,
Ringing of errors righted,
Ringing of broken spear and sword,
And all the world united. Refrain

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