Scripture Verse

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Words & Mu­sic: Grant C. Tul­lar, Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­bers 112 & 260 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


Ring, mer­ry bells, this day is born a king;
To the wait­ing shep­herds an­gels sing;
With gifts of love they jour­ney from afar,
Guided to the man­ger by the star.


Ring on, ye bells, ye mer­ry bells,
Let sweet­est an­thems fill each heart with joy to­day;
Ring on, ye bells, ye mer­ry bells,
Ring out the mes­sage clear,
Let all the na­tions hear,
Thy mes­sage brings to all good cheer,
This hap­py Christ­mas Day.

Ring, bells of Christ­mas! Mer­ri­ly ye chime,
Send your notes of joy to ev­ery clime.
Drive out the dark­ness, set the bur­dened free,
Let the land re­sound with songs of glee.


Ring on, ye bells, there’s mu­sic ev­ery­where,
In thy mer­ry notes we’ll lose our care;
Free from all sor­row, hearts so light and gay,
Join we in thy praise, this Christ­mas day.