The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ring Out The Bells For Christmas

Compare: Ring Out The Bells For Christmas (Words and Music attributed to William Augustine Ogden)

Words: Rev. E. A. Washburn

Music: Various (See Below)
Meter: 7686 7676

Source: Carols #220, 248 & 367, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Ring out the bells for Christmas,
The happy, happy day,
In winter wild, the Holy Child
Within a cradle lay.
O wonderful! The Saviour
Is in a manger lone;
His palace is a stable,
And Mary's arm His throne.

Chorus:
Ring out the bells for Christmas,
The happy, happy day,
Ring out the bells for Christmas,
The happy, happy day.

2. On Bethlehem's quiet hillside,
In ages long gone by,
In angel notes the Glory floats,
Glory to God on high!
Yet wakes the sun as joyous
As when the Lord was born,
And still He comes to greet you
On every Christmas morn. Chorus

3. Where'er His sweet lambs gather
Within this gentle fold,
The Saviour dear is waiting near
As in the days of old:
In each young heart you see Him,
In every guileless face
You see the Holy Jesus
Who grew in truth and grace. Chorus

4. In many a darksome cottage,
In many a crowded street,
In winter bleak, with shivering cheek,
The homeless child you meet;
Gaze on the pale wan features,
The feet with wondering sore,
You see the souls He loveth,
The Christ-Child at the door. Chorus

5. Then sing your gladsome carols,
And hail the new-born Sun:
For Christmas light is passing bright,
It smiles on everyone.
And feast Christ's little children,
His poor, His orphan call;
For He who chose the mange,
He loveth one and all. Chorus

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Sheet Music by Rev. J. S. B. Hodges from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 220
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Sheet Music by Rev. J. S. B. Hodges from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 248
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Sheet Music by J. Mosenthal from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 367
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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