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

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

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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.

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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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain