The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ring Out, Ring Out, O Christmas Bells

Words: Unknown

Music: C. F. Roper
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Meter: 8888 With Chorus

Source: Carol #97, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Ring out, ring out, O Christmas bells!
A tale of joy your music tells;
A Saviour King was born today
To rule the hearts of men for aye.

For this we join to swell the strain,
The angels sang o'er Judah's plain!
Glory to God, good will to men,
Shall rise and fill the heavens again.

2. O Lord of lords, and King of kings,
Sweet peace and joy Thy presence brings;
We know the Father loves us well
To rescue thus our souls from hell. Chorus

3. But who can measure all the love
That brought Thee from Thy throne above,
With us to live, for us to die,
That we might reign with Thee on high. Chorus

4. Dear Saviour, Elder, Brother, Friend,
Abide with us till life shall end;
And then, when death shall set us free,
Within the kingdom won by Thee.

Earth's ransomed ones shall swell the strain,
“All worthy is the Lamb once slain,
Honour and glory to receive
From all created thins that breathe.”

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


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