1. The bells are sweetly chiming,
Their music fills the air;
What message do they bring us
Upon this morning fair?
’Tis Christmas day! the glad bells say,
A Savior now is born,
By God’s great love sent from above
To cheer the world forlorn.
O wondrous birth! let all the earth
Receive the newborn King;
Oh, let us now with sacred vow
Our loyal tribute bring.
2. What mean these gifts abundant
That on this day we see?
For surely they mean something;
What may their import be?
’Tis Christmas day! these tokens say, [Refrain]
3. And why these smiling faces
Around the pretty tree?
What mean these joyous carols?
Pray tell us if you please.
’Tis Christmas day! these things all say, [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6775
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|The Cyber Hymnal #6775||'Tis Christmas Day||The bells are sweetly chiming||[The bells are sweetly chiming]||Joseph W. Lerman||J<cite>The Bible School Hymnal</cite>, edited by Isaac H. Meredith & Grant C. Tullar (New York: Tullar-Meredith Company, 1907), number 217|