The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

 The Bells Are Ringing Glad And Sweet

Words: Unknown

Music: D. E. Herney

Carol 83, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. The bells are ringing glad and sweet
Beneath th'adoring angels' feet,
And in our hearts are glad tho'ts born
By jubilant bells of Christmas morn;
For, in a manger, poor and low,
Was born the Christ-child, years ago;
And shepherds, on the hills afar,
Were told the tidings by a star.

O ring, glad bells, ring loud and sweet
The song the ages shall repeat,
Which angels sing on Christmas still,
Of "Peace on earth,"
Of "Peace on earth,"
Of "Peace on earth, to men good will."

2. O Christ-0child, in a manger born,
The stars sang on Thy birthday morn.
While cradled on Thy mother's breast,
The wise men sough Thy place of rest;
Then peace descended on the earth,
In honour of Thy lowly birth.
Ah! Thou hast died for us, and them
Who hailed Thee King at Bethlehem. Chorus

3. Oh, song, adown the centuries roll'd!
Oh, song, which never can grow old!
O Christ-child, born a cross to bear,
That we, at last, a crown might wear,--
Let us, like shepherds, to Thy feet
Bring love, as tribute-offering meet,
And worship there, while angels sing
In praise of Jesus Christ, our King. Chorus

Sheet Music from Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 83

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