Ring, O ring, ye Christmas bells

Author: Marion Franklin Ham

Born: February 18, 1867, Harveysburg, Ohio. Died: July 23, 1956, Arlington, Massachusetts. Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ham began his career as a journalist and bank clerk in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ordained a Unitarian minister in 1898, he pastored in Chattanooga (1898-1904); at the First Church in Dallas, Texas (1904-09); and in Reading (1909-34), Waverly (1934-42), and Gardner, Massachusetts (1943-45). The Meadville Theological School in Chicago, Illinois, awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1942, the year he retired. Ham’s works include: The Golden Shuttle, 1896 The Kinchin Stories, 1914 Songs of the Spirit, 1932 Songs of Faith and Hope, 1940 O Mother-Heart, 1941… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ring, O ring, ye Christmas bells
Author: Marion Franklin Ham



The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (<a href="/hymn/PsH/279#tuneinfo">PHH 279</a>) <cite>Festgesang</cite> (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the…

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