1 Ring out, ye bells, your merry lay,
Ring sweetly on the ear;
Ring out with notes of gladness
That all the world may hear,
Tell the blessed story
Of how the brilliant star
Arrayed the path in floods of light
For shepherds from afar.
Ring out the tidings, the Saviour now is born,
Go swell the chorus this bright Christmas morn;
Joy bells are ringing the glad jubilee,
Heav’n joyful message, “Salvation is free.”
2 Ring out anew the angel’s song
Of “Peace, goodwill to men;
The song of heav’nly sweetness
That rang o’er Bethlehem.
Peal the joyous accents
The sacred song of old,
While all the arches of the sky
Their beauties rare unfold. [Refrain]
3 Peal on, ye bells, upon the ear
Your music floats today,
And waiting hearts re-echo
Your song with merry lay;
While the hills of Judah
Send back the glad reply,
And greet with sacred melody
The Day-spring from on high. [Refrain]
Born: Circa 1865, Pennsylvania.
Died: December 16, 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Entwisle was living in Chester, Pennsylvania, as of 1880. His works include:
Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4, with John Sweney & Henry Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897)
Songs of Love and Praise, No. 5, by John Sweney, Frank M. Davis (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1898)
Bright Melodies, with John Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1899)
Exalted Praise, with Powell Fithian (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: MacCalla & Company, 1901)
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Display Title: Echoes Of BethlehemFirst Line: Ring out, ye bells, your merry layTune Title: [Ring out, ye bells, your merry lay]Author: J. Howard EntwisleSource: The Service of Praise by J. Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia: Hall-Mack Company, 1900)