Message of Christmas Time

Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells

Author: J. Lincoln Hall
Tune: [Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells,
Merry Christmas bells,
Blithe and gay their happy music swells,
Ringing sweet and clear;
How they ring a song of Christmas cheer,
Sounding sweetly in the air:
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time.

Refrain:
Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells,
Merry Christmas bells,
Blithe and gay their happy music swells;
Happy music swells;
Gladly ring ye merry, merry bells,
Ring the story ever dear,
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time.

2 Sweet the tale the blessed angels told
On that happy morn,
How the Lord in Bethlehem of old,
To the earth was born;
Now rejoice, the promised King is here,
Prince of peace indeed is he:
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time. [Refrain]

3 Brightly shone the star of Bethlehem,
To the sleeping world,
How it led the sages from afar,
To the manger child;
There he lay on humble bed of hay,
He the king of all the earth:
Ring out the chorus,
The message of Christmas time. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #166

Author: J. Lincoln Hall

Used pseudonyms Maurice A. Clifton and Arthur Wilton. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells
Title: Message of Christmas Time
Author: J. Lincoln Hall
Refrain First Line: Sweetly chime the merry Christmas bells
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9129
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9129

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