The Merry Christmas Bells

Merrily the song of Christmas bells

Author: A. J. Abbey
Tune: [Merrily the song of Christmas bells]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Merrily the song of Christmas bells,
Chiming clear their music swells,
Telling of the precious Savior’s birth,
Glory in the highest!

Chime on, chime on, the Lord is come!
Ring out merrily o’er hill and dell;
Chime on, chime on, your merry peal;
Ring out merrily, silver bells.

2. Jesus our Redeemer, Savior, king,
Peace on earth He came to bring;
Loud our harps and voices all should ring,
Glory in the highest! [Refrain]

3. Ever may our thankful voices ring
Praises to our mighty King,
Till we join the ransomed song above,
Glory in the highest! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4210

Author: A. J. Abbey

Born: March 1, 1825, Olive Township, Ulster County, New York, or Chester, New Jersey. Died: March, 24, 1887, Chester, New Jersey. Buried: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Chester, New Jersey. Abbey was the son of David and Nancy Farnham Abbey, and brother to Horatio G. Abbey. He taught music for several years, and was also a music publisher. Sources-- Hughes, p. 289 Nutter, p. 452 © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.tch)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Merrily the song of Christmas bells
Title: The Merry Christmas Bells
Author: A. J. Abbey
Refrain First Line: Chime on, chime on, the Lord is come


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