The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ring, O Ye Bells, O Ring Out

Words: Kimer, I klokker, N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783-1872), Tr. P. A. Sveeggen, 1919

Music: "Praise To The Lord," German, 1688
Arranged F. Melius Christiansen, 1907
Meter: 14 14, 4 7 8

Andreas Bersagel, et al, eds., The Condordia Hymnal
(Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1932)

1. Ring, O ye bells, O ring out ere the daylight advances!
Gleam, O ye stars, sending forth like the angels your glances!
Peace upon earth
Heralds the wonderful birth;
Glory to God in the highest!

2. Christmas has come, with its sunlight our fears all dispelling,
Come with the Child of whom voices angelic are telling,
Come from abore,
Bring glad tidings of love;
Glory to God in the highest!

3. Sing, O ye children of men to the uttermost naions!
Mingle sweet music and sing in your rapt jubilation!
Born is the Child,
Pledge of God's Fatherhood mild;
Glory to God in the highest!

 

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