1 Farewell, farewell, Christmas morn,
Day the Prince of Peace was born,
Day that brings to earth good-cheer,
Brightest day of all the year.
Ringing, ringing, swinging through the air,
Ringing, ringing, swinging everywhere,
Bells ring out the Christmas joy,
And God’s praise our tongues employ,
Bells ring out, sweet bells ring out the Christmas joy.
2 “Peace on earth, good-will to men,”
Echo through the world again,
And how Christ the Saviour came,
All His children now proclaim. [Refrain]
3 Jesus, “King of Israel,”
Jesus, “Our Immanuel,”
May Thy Spirit be our guide,
And may we in Thee abide. [Refrain]
Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks.
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Display Title: Farewell, Bright ChristmasFirst Line: Farewell, farewell, bright ChristmasTune Title: [Farewell, farewell, bright Christmas]Author: Richard W. Adams; Lavinia BrauffSource: Hymns We Love by Adam Geibel and Frederic W. Eickhoff (Philadelphia: Adam Geibel Music, 1907)