Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

illustration

Words: An­on­y­mous, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, ed­it­ed by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 573.

Music: Rio Hon­do, anon­y­mous, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, 1916 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Ring out, O bells, your peals today,
O ring, and do not cease;
For in a manger, far away,
Is born the Prince of Peace.

Refrain

Ring on, ye bells, O sweetly ring,
While we with happy voices sing!
Ring on, ring on, ring on, ye bells,
O sweetly ring, sweetly ring!

The shepherds, far on Bethl’hem’s plain,
Who guard their flocks by night,
See in the heav’n a shining star,
With wondrous glory bright.

Refrain

This was the star that hailed the birth
Of Jesus Christ the Lord;
The Son and type of righteousness,
Whom angels fair adored.

Refrain

Now let us join, with one accord,
And joyful be our praise;
Ring out, O bells, and sweetly chime
Your merry Christmas lays!

Refrain