Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14
Ring out! ring out, ye Christmas bells,
Ring out from tower and steeple,
And let your story travel far and near
To all earth’s waiting people.
Ring out for peace throughout the land,
Ring for good will to nations.
Ring for the glory of our Lord,
And for His grand creations.
Ring heart to heart and hand to hand,
On this bright day of gladness;
Let smiles forever dry the bitter tears
On eyes which weep for sadness.
Oh! merry bells of Christmastide,
How many hearts are singing
The happy song of our dear Christ
Whose praises you are ringing.
Oh, ring and ring! nor weary grow
Of jubilation telling.
For hearts are gladly keeping time with you,
Where peace, good will are dwelling.
Far may your message spread, and may
The world take up the story,
Till every human soul give praise
To Him who dwells in glory.