Ring out, ring out, O Christmas bells!
A tale of joy your music tells;
A Savior King was born today
To rule the hearts of men for aye.
For this we join to swell the strain
The angels sang o’er Judah’s plain!
Glory to God, good will to men,
Shall rise and fill the heav’ns again.
O Lord of lords, and King of kings,
Sweet peace and joy Thy presence brings;
We know the Father loves us well
To rescue thus our souls from hell.
But who can measure all the love
That brought Thee from Thy throne above,
With us to live, for us to die,
That we might reign with Thee on high.
Dear Savior, elder brother, friend,
Abide with us till life shall end;
And then, when death shall set us free,
Within the kingdom won by Thee.