version
Ring Out, Wild Bells!

Music By: Crawford Gates, This setting by Michael Smurthwaite
Voices: Unison
Lyrics By: Alfred Tennyson
Description: An enthusiastic fervent hymn to uplift all who sing or hear it. Often sung as a New Years anthem.

Downloads:

Sheet Music (PDF) Audio (MP3)

Lyrics:

1.Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,

The flying cloud, the frosty light. The year is dying in the night;

Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

 

2.Ring out the old; ring in the new.

Ring, happy bells, across the snow. The year is going; let him go.

Ring out the false; ring in the true.

The year is going; let him go. Ring out the false; ring in the true.

 

3.Ring in the valiant men and free,

The larger heart, the kindlier hand. Ring out the darkness of the land;

Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Ring out the darkness of the land; Ring in the Christ that is to be.

 



© 2008 SmurthwaiteSong. All rights reserved. Rights and usage information.