Ring On, Ye Joyous Christmas Bells

Words: Rev. H. G. Batterson

Music: Henry Wilson
A. H. Brown

Source: Carol #172 & 598, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Ring on, ye joyous Christmas bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
What tale of love your music tells!
Ring on! Ring on!
“The Christ” is born
For sinful men:
'Tis Christmas morn,
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring on, ye joyous Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
What tale of love your music tells!
Ring on! Ring on!

2. Ring on, O merry Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
What peace from our your clangor wells!
Ring on! Ring on!
Peace comes to earth,
“Good will to men”
A priceless birth,
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring on, O merry Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
What peace from our your clangor wells!
Ring on! Ring on!

3. Ring on, ye happy Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
With holy joy the clamor swells!
Ring on! Ring on!
O, happy day,
For weary men:
Oh royal day,
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring on, ye happy Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
With holy joy the clamor swells!
Ring on! Ring on!

4. Ring on, ye holly Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
O'er hill and dale, through widest dells,
Ring on! Ring on!
In triumph ring
For holy men
All gladness bring,
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring on, ye holly Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
O'er hill and dale, through widest dells,
Ring on! Ring on!

5. Ring on, ye gladsome Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
'Tis “mercy mild” the sound foretells
Ring on! Ring on!
The “Prince of Peace”
Now pleads for men;
He will not cease,
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring on, ye gladsome Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
'Tis “mercy mild” the sound foretells
Ring on! Ring on!

6. Ring on, ye peaceful Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
Tell of the hope that in us dwells,
Ring on! Ring on!
To Jesus now
All ranks of men
In worship bow,
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring out again! Ring out again!
Ring on, ye peaceful Christmas Bells!
Ring on! Ring on!
Tell of the hope that in us dwells,
Ring on! Ring on!

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Sheet Music by Henry Wilson from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), #172
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Sheet Music by A. H. Brown from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), #598
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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