Bells of Christmas

Bells of Christmas, ring far and near

Author: R. E. Nolte
Tune: [Bells of Christmas ring far and near]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Bells of Christmas ring far and near,
Pealing out their message of cheer,
Rhyming, chiming thro’ the frosty air,
Flinging joyous echoes everywhere;
Telling tidings blessèd and glad,
Over fields in wintry garments clad,
Sweet their music swells,
Oh, hear the merry bells.

Oh, merry Christmas bells,
Your music sweetly tells
A message o’er the earth
Of Christ the Savior’s birth;
It sings afar and near,
This blessèd story dear,
And brings on blessèd Christmas morn,
Sweet peace which ne’er shall cease.

2 Bells of Christmas ring! hark, the chime,
Pealing out a message sublime;
Echoes softly steal o’er plain and hill,
Ever telling, Peace on earth, good will!
Bringing joy where once shadows lay,
Brightness over this glad, happy day,
Sweet their music swells,
Oh, hear the merry bells. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9530

Author: R. E. Nolte

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Text Information

First Line: Bells of Christmas, ring far and near
Title: Bells of Christmas
Author: R. E. Nolte
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, merry Christmas bells
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9530
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9530

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