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Ring On, Ye Bells

Ring, merry bells, this day is born a King

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [O sing His praise, who governs earth and sky]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Ring, merry bells, this day is born a King;
To the waiting shepherds angels sing;
With gifts of love they journey from afar,
Guided to the manger by the star.

Ring on, ye bells, ye merry bells,
Let sweetest anthems fill each heart with joy today;
Ring on, ye bells, ye merry bells,
Ring out the message clear,
Let all the nations hear,
Thy message brings to all good cheer,
This happy Christmas Day.

2. Ring, bells of Christmas! Merrily ye chime,
Send your notes of joy to every clime.
Drive out the darkness, set the burdened free,
Let the land resound with songs of glee. [Refrain]

3. Ring on, ye bells, there’s music everywhere,
In thy merry notes we’ll lose our care;
Free from all sorrow, hearts so light and gay,
Join we in thy praise, this Christmas day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5801

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ring, merry bells, this day is born a King
Title: Ring On, Ye Bells
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ring on, ye bells, ye merry bells
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #5801
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The Cyber Hymnal #5801

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