Ring Out, Wild Bells

 

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.

Text: Alfred Tennyson, 1809–1892

Music: Crawford Gates, 1921–2018. © 1948 IRI