The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ring Out, Ye Wild And Merry Bells

For Christmas

Compare: Ring Out Ye Wild and Merry Bell (For The New Year)

Words: Unknown

Music: C. Maitland
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Meter: 8787 7766

Source: Carol #326, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Ring out, ye wild and merry bells,
Ring out the old, old story,
That first was told by angel tongues,
From out the realms of glory.
Peace on earth was their sweet song,
Glory in the highest!
Echoing all the hills away,
Glory in the highest!

Chorus
Ring, sweet bells, ring ever more,
Peal from ev'ry steeple,
Christ the Lord shall be our God,
And we shall be His people.

2. Ring out, ye silv'ry bells, ring out,
Ring out your exultation;
That God with man is reconciled
Go tell it to the nations.
Therefore let us all today,
Glory in the highest!
Banish sorrow far away,
Glory in the highest! Chorus

3. Ring out, ye brazen bells, ring out,
With tones of great rejoicing,
Attune Redemption's hymn of praise,
And songs of peace be voicing,
Tho' the sound of strife may roar,
Glory in the highest!
Peace shall reign from shore to shore,
Glory in the highest! Chorus

4. Ring out, ye mellow'd bells, ring out,
O joy! All joys excelling,
A joy for nations far and wide,
Forevermore be telling.
Love divine to all He brings,
Glory in the highest!
Peace and healing in His wings,
Glory in the highest! Chorus

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

 

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