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"Peace on earth, good-will toward men!" I heard the church bells ringing

"Peace on earth, good-will toward men!" I heard the church bells ringing

Author: Sydney Cross
Tune: [I heard the church bells ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I heard the church bells ringing,
I heard the children singing,
With happy hearts and voices sweet,
On Christmas morn that song so meet.

Ring, ring, merry bells,
Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring;
This is the song the church bells ring,
This is the song the angels sing,
Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.

2 I heard the mother saying,
I heard the old man praying,
With agèd lips and feeble frame,
And lowly knee—the words the same. [Refrain]

3 The storm is gently dying,
The snow is softly lying
On shrouded hill and silent stream:
All nature sleeps—and this her dream. [Refrain]

4 The cares of day grow lighter,
The hour of death grows brighter;
For Jesus Christ was born today,
Let young and old unite and say, [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9185

Author: Sydney Cross

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Text Information

First Line: "Peace on earth, good-will toward men!" I heard the church bells ringing
Author: Sydney Cross


The Cyber Hymnal #9185
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The Cyber Hymnal #9185

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