695. Merry Christmas Bells Are Ringing

1 Merry Christmas bells are ringing,
Filling all the frosty air,
And the happy children singing,
Greet this Day of days most fair,
Ev’ry Christian heart responding
Gladly joins the sweet refrain,—
“O ye sons of men, be joyful,
Christmas day has come again.”

Refrain:
Yes, the Christmas bells are ringing,
Ringing out the sweet refrain—
“O ye sons of men, be joyful,
Christmas day has come again.”

2 Maya spark of holy feeling
Softly ev’ry bosom thrill,
Love divine anew revealing
In the gospel of goodwill.
Oh! how sweet the Christmas message
With its gift of heav’nly peace!
Words of holy benediction,
Echoing till time shall cease! [Refrain]

3 Christian hearts, sing out your gladness!
See the star celestial shine!
Leave your doubts, forget your sadness,
Welcome now the Babe Divine!
Then reflect the heav’nly glory,
Tell it to the world again;
Live the blessed Christmas story!
“Peace on earth, goodwill to men!” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Merry Christmas bells are ringing
Title: Merry Christmas Bells Are Ringing
Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne (1892)
Refrain First Line: Yes, the Christmas bells are ringing
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: [Merry Christmas bells are ringing]
Composer: Albert J. Holden



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