The Christmas Bells Peal Merrily

The Christmas bells peal merrily

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [The Christmas bells peal merrily]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Christmas bells peal merrily,
Ringing, ringing
And children’s voices, cheerily send
Praise to God.

Ring and sing the precious story,
Tell that Christ the Lord was born,
Born amid the wondrous glory,
On this happy morn.

2 Sing songs of praise to God above,
Sing them, sing them,
Bring offerings of faith and love
This holy day. [Refrain]

3 Once more your voices swell in song,
Praising, praising,
Hosannas from the children-throng
Unto the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9187

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Christmas bells peal merrily
Title: The Christmas Bells Peal Merrily
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Ring and sing the precious story
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9187
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The Cyber Hymnal #9187

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