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The day that Christ was born

Ring, ring the bells, the joyful bells

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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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]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5803

Author: Harriet E. Jones

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Ring, ring the bells, the joyful bells
Title: The day that Christ was born
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5803
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