Ring the Bells

Ring the bells for the royal birth

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Ring the bells for the royal birth]
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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

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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


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