Ye Happy Bells

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1 Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmas time.
Ring out, ring out, ring out again,
A wildly joyous chime;
For unto us a Child is born,
Our Hope and light to be;
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The Prince of Peace is he.

Refrain:
Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmas-tide.
Ring, ring, ring again
O'er earth afar and wide.
Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmas-tide;
Ring out, ring out, ye happy bells.

2 Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmas day.
Ring out, ring out, ring out again,
A sweet and gladsome lay.
Our King shall reign in righteousness,
And rule in equity;
The wilderness and solitude
A fruitful field shall be. [Refrain]

3 Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells,
Ye bells of Christmas tide.
Ring out, ring out, ring out again,
O'er earth afar and wide.
The Saviour promised us of old,
The Rod of Jesse's stem,
Whom kings and prophets longed to see
Is born in Bethlehem. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #156

Author: Minnie A. Greiner

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First Line: Ye bells, ye bells, ye happy bells
Title: Ye Happy Bells
Author: Minnie A. Greiner
Refrain First Line: Ye bells, ye happy Christmas bells
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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