1. Ring, ring the bells, the joyful bells,
This merry Christmas morn;
Their sweet, melodious music tells
The day that Christ was born.
Sweetly they sound o’er vale and glen;
Hark! how their music swells
With Peace on earth, good will to men!
O merry Christmas bells!
Ring, ring the bells, the joyful bells,
The bells, the merry, merry Christmas bells,
Ring, ring the merry Christmas bells.
2. Ring, ring the bells, the Christmas bells,
For in their joyous chime
Once more on earth the chorus swells
Of angel song sublime.
The sweet old story, ever new,
Falls on the heart again,
Refreshing as the early dew,
Or the soft summer rain. [Refrain]
3. Ring, ring the bells, the Christmas bells,
Prophetic of the day
When He of whom their music tells
Shall all the nations sway;
Shall bless and fill and rule each heart,
Shall bid all sorrows cease,
And give His own the better part
Of everlasting peace. [Refrain]
Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915
Born: April 18, 1823, Pompey Hollow, Onondaga County, New York.
Died: 1915, Binghamton, New York.
Buried: Oran Community Church Cemetery, Pompey, Onondaga County, New York.
Daughter of Eleazer Rice, Jones lived in Onondaga County, New York. Her girlhood was spent on a farm, receiving what education the country schools and one term at high school could provide. She was always fond of reading, and was a great singer, with a clear ringing voice. On July 7, 1844, she married a son of Rev. Zenas Jones; her husband died in 1879. Her song writing career began when her poetry came to the attention of Dr. M. J. Mun… Go to person page >
Display Title: Ring, Ring the Bells, the Joyful BellsFirst Line: Ring, ring the bells, the joyful bellsTune Title: [Ring, ring the bells, the joyful bells]Author: AnonymousSource: Carmina for the Sunday School, by Lewis W. Mudge & Herbert B. Turner (New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1894), number 66