Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells

Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells,
Ring them far and near;
Pealing over hills and dells,
Bid the world good cheer.
Golden hopes and mem’ries holy
Cluster round the manger lowly;
Ring the bells, ring the bells,
Ring the merry bells.

Refrain:
Bells of love and peace and gladness
Charm away the tho’t of sadness,
Ring the merry, merry bells,
Ring the merry, merry bells.
Tell anew the dear old story,
Glory in the highest, glory;
Ring the bells, ring the bells,
Ring the merry bells.

2 Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells,
Wake the jubilee;
Hark, the blessed music swells
Over land and sea.
Tell the wondrous news from heaven,
“Unto us a Son is given;”
Ring the bells, ring the bells,
Ring the merry bells. [Refrain]

3 Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells,
Thro’ the starry night;
Ev’ry note the day foretells,
Noontide splendor bright.
Christ, the Morning Star, is shining,
Light that never knows declining;
Ring the bells, ring the bells,
Ring the merry bells. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #137

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ring the merry, merry Christmas bells
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Bells of love, and peace, and gladness

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