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Ring the Bells

Ring the bells for the royal birth

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Ring the bells for the royal birth]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ring the bells for the royal birth,
Jesus, the Saviour, has come to earth;
Sing it with joy, ye sons of men,
Angels resound it back again.

Ring out, ye bells, this happy morn!
Christ, the Saviour, not is born;
Ring, ye chorus of bells, to tell
Of Christ the Lord Immanuel.

2 Ring the bells from afar and near,
Christ has arisen the world to cheer;
They in the gloom have seen a ray
Gleaming from Bethlehem today. [Refrain]

3 Ring the message to all the earth,
Summon the people to holy mirth;
Hasten the news of joy along,
Rending the sky with mighty song. [Refrain]

4 Swell the chorus of bells today,
Christ is beginning His kindly sway;
Sorrow and sin and woe shall cease,
Nations shall dwell in godly peace. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #174

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ring the bells for the royal birth
Title: Ring the Bells
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Ring out, ye bells, this happy morn


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Exalted Praise #174

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