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Ring the joybells, Christ is risen

Ring the joybells, Christ is risen

Author: E. Norman Gunnison
Tune: HENRY (Hemy)
Published in 20 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 Ring the joy-bells, Christ has risen
He who died in human pain,
From the bondage of His prison
Breaks, to gladden earth again.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus comes on earth to reign;
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus comes on earth to reign.

2 Ring the joy-bells of the Sabbath,
Blessèd day when He arose,
As the conqueror, in triumph,
Death and sin His vanquished foes.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Till the day of life shall close;
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Till the day of life shall close.

3 Ring the joy-bells, loud and gleeful,
Sound aloud their notes of peace,
Fill the world with their vibrations
Till the strife of earth shall cease.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Let their notes be notes of peace,
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Let their notes be notes of peace.

4 Ring the joy-bells, saints in glory;
Listen to the glad refrain,
Ringing forth the olden story,
How the Christ is born again.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus in our hearts shall reign;
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus in our hearts shall reign.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9846

Author: E. Norman Gunnison

Born: May 15, 1837, Charlestown, Massachusetts. Gunnison’s poems appeared in Scribner’s Magazine, The Christian at Work, & the Daily Southern Cross. His works include: Our Stars for the Army of the Potomac (Ringwalt & Brown, 1863) One Summer’s Dream: An Idyll of the Vineyard and Other Poems (York, Pennsylvania: Hiram Young, 1875) Toni and Moidl: A Tale of the Border Tyrol Between Austria and Bavaria (San Francisco, California: A. J. Leary, 1884) Windsheim Bells and Other Poems (San Francisco, California: 1884) The Miracle of St. Kümmerniss (San Francisco, California: Commercial Publishing Company, 1887) --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ring the joybells, Christ is risen
Author: E. Norman Gunnison
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9846
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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