Ding dong! merrily on high

Charles Wood

Ding dong! merrily on high in heaven the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky is riven with angels 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!

Words: G R Woodward. 16th century French tune, harm. Wood


Charles Wood (1866-1926)

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