Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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J. Lincoln Hall (1866-1930)

J. Lincoln Hall, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells,
Merry Christmas bells,
Blithe and gay their happy music swells,
Ringing sweet and clear;
How they ring a song of Christmas cheer,
Sounding sweetly in the air:
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time.

Refrain

Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells,
Merry Christmas bells,
Blithe and gay their happy music swells;
Happy music swells;
Gladly ring ye merry, merry bells,
Ring the story ever dear;
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time.

Sweet the tale the blessèd angels told
On that happy morn,
How the Lord in Bethlehem of old,
To the earth was born;
Now rejoice, the promised king is here,
Prince of peace indeed is He:
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time.

Refrain

Brightly shone the star of Bethlehem,
To the sleeping world,
How it led the sages from afar,
To the manger child;
There He lay on humble bed of hay,
He the king of all the earth:
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time.

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