Merry Christmas Bells Are Ringing

Merry Christmas bells are ringing

Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne (1892)
Tune: [Merry Christmas bells are ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Merry Christmas bells are ringing,
Filling all the frosty air,
And the happy children singing,
Greet this Day of days most fair,
Ev’ry Christian heart responding
Gladly joins the sweet refrain,—
“O ye sons of men, be joyful,
Christmas day has come again.”

Refrain:
Yes, the Christmas bells are ringing,
Ringing out the sweet refrain—
“O ye sons of men, be joyful,
Christmas day has come again.”

2 Maya spark of holy feeling
Softly ev’ry bosom thrill,
Love divine anew revealing
In the gospel of goodwill.
Oh! how sweet the Christmas message
With its gift of heav’nly peace!
Words of holy benediction,
Echoing till time shall cease! [Refrain]

3 Christian hearts, sing out your gladness!
See the star celestial shine!
Leave your doubts, forget your sadness,
Welcome now the Babe Divine!
Then reflect the heav’nly glory,
Tell it to the world again;
Live the blessed Christmas story!
“Peace on earth, goodwill to men!” [Refrain]

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #695

Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne

Susan Ketchum Bourne was the widow of the Rev. Shearjashub Bourne. She was largely identified with church and missionary work in the Congregational church of Manhattan, and was an active and charter member of Sorosis. She was perhaps best known to old New Yorkers as the chief founder and President of the Lydia F. Wadleigh Association. © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Merry Christmas bells are ringing
Title: Merry Christmas Bells Are Ringing
Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne (1892)
Refrain First Line: Yes, the Christmas bells are ringing
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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