1 Christmas bells are gaily ringing
O’er the land triumphantly,
Children’s voices gladly singing,
‘Tis our joyous jubilee.
Now the waiting world rejoices
That her promised Christ is born,
In a stable, in a manger,
On this holy Christmas morn.
Glory, glory, glory, glory,
Glory be to God on high.
2 Shepherds in the field abiding
Watching o’er their flocks by night,
Saw a glorious heavenly vision
Saw a star, so wondrous bright
Heard a choir of angels singing,
Peace on earth, goodwill to man
Glory in the highest glory
Christ is born at Bethlehem. [Refrain]
3 And thro’ all the list’ning ages,
Comes to us the same refrain,
As it came to ancient shepherds
Watching there on Bethlehem’s plain.
Christ is born the great Anointed,
Born to save a world from sin,
Born that we might live forever
And at heav’ns gate enter in. [Refrain]
Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #16