Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

The Christmas Bells Are Ringing

The Christmas bells are ringing, Yes, ringing everywhere

Author: Emma Pitt
Tune: [The Christmas bells are ringing] (Sherwin)
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The Christmas bells are ringing,
Yes, ringing everywhere,
And joyful hearts are singing,
Their voices fill their air;
The Christmas bells are telling
To you a Savior’s born!
And loud their tones are swelling,
On this glad, happy morn.

The Christmas bells are ringing,
There’s music in the air;
The Christmas bells are ringing,
Yes, ringing everywhere.

2 The Christmas bells are pealing
To all men peace, good will;
Like gentle voices stealing
I hear their music still;
Yes, ’tis the same sweet story
Was heard in days of old,
When Christ the Lord of glory
The wise men did behold. [Refrain]

3 The Christmas bells are bringing
A joyful melody,
And clearly, clearly ringing,
A song so glad and free;
Oh, list! their glorious echo
Is borne thro’ yonder sky,
While angels join the chorus
Of praise to God on high. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10140

Author: Emma Pitt

Born: 1846, Maryland. Pitt was living in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, by 1880, and through at least 1910. She may have died be­fore 1920, as the daugh­ter with whom she was living in 1910 was on her own and still sin­gle in 1920. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Christmas bells are ringing, Yes, ringing everywhere
Title: The Christmas Bells Are Ringing
Author: Emma Pitt
Refrain First Line: The Christmas bells are ringing
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10140
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #10140TextScoreAudio
Include 7 pre-1979 instances