1 Little bells of Christmas, hear us gaily ring,
Chiming out the story of the Baby King;
Coming thro' the starlight to a manger low,
While the world lay sleeping 'neath the moon's pale glow.
Ring, ring ring, yes with joy we gladly ring;
Hail! all hail! to the little Infant King;
Chime, chime chime, in a merry song we chime;
"Wake up, little people, 'tis the Christmas time."
2 Little bells of Christmas thro' the whole long year
Should be ever ready with their notes of cheer;
Little bits of gladness from the angel song,
Lifting earth to heaven, making weak hearts strong. [Chorus]
3 Little bells of Christmas pealing in His name,
Who to bless and save us, to this old world came,
Ringing happy praises as the days go by,
"Glory without ceasing, unto God most high." [Chorus]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: With Joy We SingFirst Line: Little bells of Christmas, hear us gaily ringTune Title: [Little bells of Christmas, hear us gaily ring]Author: Lizzie DeArmondDate: 1916Subject: Children's Songs |