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9430. Why Do Bells At Christmas Ring?

1 Why do bells at Christmas ring?
Why do little children sing?
Once a lovely shining star
Seen by wise men from afar,
Gently moved until its light
Made a manger cradle bright.

2 There a darling baby lay,
Pillowed soft upon the hay;
And the mother sang and smiled,
This is Christ, the Holy Child!
Therefore bells at Christmas ring;
Therefore little children sing.

Text Information
First Line: Why do bells at Christmas ring?
Title: Why Do Bells At Christmas Ring?
Author: Eugene Field, 1850-1895
Meter: 87.87.87
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Mari Ruef Hofer (1901)
Meter: 87.87.87
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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