Ring Out, Wild Bells


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Ring Out, Wild Bells

31243, Hymns, Ring Out, Wild Bells, 215

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.

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.

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.

Text: Alfred Tennyson, 1809–1892

Music: Crawford Gates, b. 1921. © 1948 IRI

2 Nephi 2:27–28

Doctrine and Covenants 50:23–25