Scripture Verse

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


Elisha A. Hoffman (1839–1929)

Words: S. Mi­ner­va Boyce, 1890, ar­ranged.

Music: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Boyce (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


All hail the glo­ri­ous Christ­mas morn,
The day on which our Christ was born;
Ring out, ye bells, the gladsome strains,
From northern heights to southern plains.


Ring, ye bells, ring ye bells!
Ring with glad and joyful chime!
Ring, ye bells, ring ye bells!
’Tis the happy Christ­mas time!

Ring out from steeple, tower and dome,
Ring every weary wanderer home;
Send for the song from hill to hill,
On earth glad tidings and good will.


Ring on, ye bells, ring loud and long,
Ring in the good, ring out the wrong;
Ring joy and peace and Christ­mas cheer,
To every heart throughout the year.