Ding dong! merrily on high (Bransle De L’Official)

Ding dong! merrily on high Lyrics

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv’n with angel singing.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And “Io, io, io!”
By priest and people sungen.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers.
Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!


A recording of this hymn is available on Richard Irwin's album - "From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2" which can be found on AmazonGoogle Play, iTunesSpotify.


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  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Bransle De L’Official
  • Meter: 77 77 and Refrain
  • Style: Traditional French Style: Carol
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Composer: Unknown French melody arranger: Charles Wood (1866 – 1926)
  • Lyricist: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848 – 1934)
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2013 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.