Scripture Verse

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Words & Mu­sic: Grant C. Tul­lar, Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1903), num­bers 112 & 260 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Grant C. Tullar (1869–1950)


Ring, merry bells, this day is born a king;
To the waiting shepherds angels sing;
With gifts of love they journey from afar,
Guided to the manger by the star.


Ring on, ye bells, ye merry bells,
Let sweetest anthems fill each heart with joy today;
Ring on, ye bells, ye merry bells,
Ring out the message clear,
Let all the nations hear,
Thy message brings to all good cheer,
This happy Christ­mas Day.

Ring, bells of Christ­mas! Merrily ye chime,
Send your notes of joy to every clime.
Drive out the darkness, set the burdened free,
Let the land resound with songs of glee.


Ring on, ye bells, there’s music ev­ery­where,
In thy merry notes we’ll lose our care;
Free from all sorrow, hearts so light and gay,
Join we in thy praise, this Christ­mas day.