Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.@Isaiah 9:6
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J. Lincoln Hall (1866-1930)

Minnie A. Greiner-Edington, in The Service of Praise, by J. Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900), number 156.

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Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmas time,
Ring out, ring out, ring out again,
A wildly joyous chime.

Boys

For unto us a child is born,
Our hope and light to be,

Girls

The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The Prince of Peace is He.

Refrain

Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmastide,
Ring out, ring out, ring out again,
O’er earth afar and wide.
Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmastide;
Ring out, ring out, ye happy bells.

Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmas day,
Ring out, ring out, ring out again,
A sweet and gladsome lay.

Boys

Our king shall reign in righteousness,
And rule in equity.

Girls

The wilderness and solitude,
A fruitful field shall be.

Refrain

Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmastide,
Ring out, ring out, ring out again,
O’er earth afar and wide.

Boys

The Savior promised us of old,
The rod of Jesse’s stem,

Girls

Whom kings and prophets longed to see,
Is born in Bethlehem.

Refrain