Sing, Christmas Bells

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1 Sing, Christmas bells, this is the morn
Whereon our Savior King is born;
Sing out to all, the bond, the free,
The little child that sports in glee,
The rich, the poor, the high, the low,
The agèd folk that tottering go—
Proclaim the morn that Christ is born,
Who saveth them and saveth me!

2 Sing, angel host, sing of the star
Above the manger bed afar;
Sing of the glories of the night,
The Babe with kingly robes bedight;
The virgin’s sweet humility,
Sing to all men where’er they be
This Christmas morn, the Christ is born
Who saveth them and saveth me!

3 Sing, all on earth, O ransomed, sing!
God liveth, and we have a king!
The curse is gone, the bond are free,
Shown by these heav’nly signs that be;
By Bethlehem’s star that brightly beamed,
We know that Israel is redeemed;
That on this morn, the Christ is born
Who saveth you and saveth me!

4 Sing, O my raptured heart this morn,
Whereon the blessèd Prince is born!
So all my songs shall be of love,
For my dear Lord who reigns above;
So let my deeds be charity,
Inspired by Him who died for me;
By this fair morn, whereon is born
The Christ that saveth all and me!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12353

Author: Eugene Field

Field, Eugene, an American journalist who has written somewhat extensively for children, was born at St. Louis, Missouri, Sep. 2, 1850, educated at the University of Missouri, and died Nov. 4, 1895. His published works include Little Book of Western Verse, 1889; Second Book of Verse, 1891; and Love Songs of Childhood, 1894. A limited number of his hymns are in common use in America, and specimens of his verse are given in Horder's Treasury of American Sacred Song, 1900, pp. 283-287. See also "There burns a star o'er Bethlehem town." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Adapter: Richard W. Adams

Born: 1952, Mis­souri. Adams grad­u­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Mis­sou­ri, Co­lum­bia (BA 1974, cum laude, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa). Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing, Christmas bells, this is the morn
Title: Sing, Christmas Bells
Author: Eugene Field
Adapter: Richard W. Adams (2019)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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