Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14


Theodore F. Seward (1835–1902)

Words: Ma­ry C. Sew­ard, in Bright Jew­els, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry (New York: Big­low & Main, 1869), num­ber 122.

Music: Theo­dore F. Sew­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

Mary C. Seward (1839–1919)


Ring the bells, the Christ­mas bells,
Chime out the wondrous story;
First in song, on angel tongues,
It came from realms of glo­ry;
Peace on earth, good will to men,
Angelic voices ringing;
Christ the Lord to earth has come,
His glo­ri­ous message bringing.


Ring the bells, the merry Christ­mas bells;
Chime out the wondrous story;
Glory be to God on high,
Forevermore be glo­ry.

Wise men hastened from the east,
To bring their richest treasure:
Gold and myrrh, and frankincense,
And jewels without measure;
Him they sought, although a king,
They found in birthplace lowly;
There, within a manger lay
The babe so pure and holy.


Earthly crowns were not for Him,
He came God’s love revealing;
On the cross He died for us,
His blood forgiveness sealing;
’Tis the Sav­ior promised long,
Ring out your loudest praises;
Every heart this happy day,
Its grateful anthem raises.