Scripture Verse

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14


Words: Ma­ry D. Brine, 1902, alt.

Music: George B. Graff, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


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.