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Christmas bells are gaily ringing o'er the land triumphantly

Christmas bells are gaily ringing o'er the land triumphantly

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [Christmas bells are gaily ringing]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

Refrain:
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

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christmas bells are gaily ringing o'er the land triumphantly
Author: Adam Geibel
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory be to God on high

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)
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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #164

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d18

Harp of Zion #d18

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Sabbath School Bell No. 2 #56

Sunday School Service and Hymn Book arranged by the Sunday School Committee #d20

The Golden Promise #d17

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The Helper in Sacred Song #16

The Sabbath School Melodist #d7

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