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The birthday of our King

Hear the merry Christmas bells

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Hear the merry Christmas bells]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. Hear the merry Christmas bells,
Sounding o’er the hills and dells;
Men rejoice, and angels sing,
’Tis the birthday of our King.

Hear the bells, the merry bells,
Clear and sweet the music swells;
Let them ring, oh, let them ring,
’Tis the birthday of our King.

2. Little eyes are shining bright,
From the heart’s inmost delight;
As the angels kindly bring
Gifts this birthday of our King. [Refrain]

3. Youths and maidens gaily glide
O’er the snow at eventide;
Hear them chant and gaily sing,
On the birthday of our King. [Refrain]

4. Older hearts rejoice today;
Well they may, yes, well they may:
Every fear doth nearer bring,
The glad coming of their King. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #526

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hear the merry Christmas bells
Title: The birthday of our King
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Hear the bells



The Cyber Hymnal #526
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