Scripture Verse

…good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10–11

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
(1872–1962)

Words: Bur­ton H. Wins­low, 1903.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Joy is in our message!
Peal the Christmas bells!
Joy, great joy re-echoes
From the glory in the story
Which our chimes are telling,
As the music swells;
Ringing, ringing, new joy bringing,
Peal the Christmas bells.

Refrain

To every land in anthem grand,
From the northern icy towers
To the sunset land of flowers;
O’er every sea, to the bond and free,
We repeat the song of angel throng;
The Savior now is ours!

Peace we softly echo
In our silvery chime,
O’er the world’s great midnight
Softly stealing, sweetly pealing,
Glorious news we’re bringing
At the Christmas time!
Now increasing, never ceasing,
In our song sublime.

Refrain

Now good will we’re sounding,
In a mighty strain!
Like the angel chorus
From the glory with the story,
Sung that Christmas morning
Over Bethle’em’s plain;
Swelling, sounding, still resounding,
As we peal again.

Refrain