Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10
Words: George C. Hugg, On Wings of Song (Philadelphia: George C. Hugg, 1896), number 209.
Music: Adam Geibel (🔊 pdf nwc).
Sweet bells, ring on your Christmas song,
The old, old story telling,
Of angels bright on plains of light,
And heav’nly chorus swelling.
Ring on, ring on,
Ye blessèd Christmas bells ring on;
Spread forth the news that Christ is born
On this sweet Christmas morn.
peace on earth, good will to men,
Dear Dayspring of salvation;
Ring near and far, o’er moor and fen,
Ring joy to every nation.
Ring Christ is born, on this sweet morn,
A babe in lowly manger;
While angel throng, with song upborne,
Proclaim the newborn Stranger.
Ring out salvation full and free,
To every clime and nation,
Ring out the news to land and sea,
Glad tidings of salvation.