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Whene'er I hear the Christmas bells

Whene'er I hear the Christmas bells

Author: Minnie A. Greiner-Edington
Tune: [Whene'er I hear the Christmas bells]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Whene’er I hear the Christmas bells
Chime out across the snow,
My thoughts go back to Bethlehem,
Two thousand years ago.
I watch with humble shepherds there
At midnight calm and still,
While snowy flocks sleep peacefully
Upon the dew-kissed hill.

Refrain:
O Christmas bells, ring out, ring out
Your merry chimes today;
And bear us back to Bethlehem
Where Christ the Saviour lay.

2 Whene’er I hear the Christmas bells
Ring out so joyously,
The wondrous light which streamed from heav’n,
That night I seem to see.
I catch a glimpse of angels fair,
I hear the news they bring,
That in a lonely manger lies
The world’s expected King. [Refrain]

3 Whene’er I hear the Christmas bells
Ring out so sweet and clear,
The song the bright-winged angels sang
Methinks I still can hear:
“All glory in the highest be
Unto our God for aye;
Goodwill to men and peace on earth,
Upon this happy day.” [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #178

Author: Minnie A. Greiner-Edington

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Text Information

First Line: Whene'er I hear the Christmas bells
Author: Minnie A. Greiner-Edington
Refrain First Line: O Christmas bells, ring out, ring out
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11292

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