Ring out, Wild Bells
Using arr. from the Kyrie in the “Twelfth Mass,” attributed to Mozart
- Copyright: Public Domain
- Contributer: Veramet 20:27, 2 January 2008 (MST)
- Notes: There has been a slight modification so that the in the first phrase of the first verse is not accented (this change has also been released to the public domain—though I might say it's not enough to copyright: Veramet 20:29, 2 January 2008 (MST)).
External Sheet Music
- Version from the 1985 LDS Hymnal, using the tune Marsden (Flash viewable/playable/printable sheet music, from LDS.org)
- Marsden, by Crawford Gates (b. 1921)—written specifically for Ring Out, Wild Bells.
- Copyright: © 1948 IRI
- Tune by W. W. Gilchrist as seen in First and Second Book in Vocal Music, 1901 (p. 48)
- Tune by Mendelssohn as seen in The Life Hymnal: A Book of Song and Service for the Sunday School, 1904 (no. 64)
- Arr. from the Kyrie in the “Twelfth Mass,” attributed to Mozart—Tune from The Hymnal, by United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1911 (no. 647)
- A setting by Gounod (also it was once transcribed for the organ by Frank West)
- Copyright: This setting has yet to be found published (although it is mentioned in a public domain book) and so the copyright may be unknown.
- Waltham by John Baptiste Calkin (1827–1905), 1872
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. 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. 3. Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more: Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. 4. Ring out a slowly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife: Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws. 5. Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times: Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, But ring the fuller minstrel in. 6. Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite: Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. 7. Ring out old shapes of foul disease: Ring out the narrowing lust of gold: Ring out the thousand wars of old, Ring in the thousand years of peace. 8. Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.