Ring Out, Wild Bells

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Lyrics

  1. 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. 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. 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.
  4. Text: Alfred Tennyson, 1809-1892
    Music: Crawford Gates, b. 1921. (c) 1948 IRI