Ring Out, Wild Bells

Last Update: December 31, 2014

I am so happy and thankful for all my Wealthy Affiliate family, friends and new acquaintances! I am wishing all of you a year full of happiness, great health, and prosperity! Here is Alfred, Lord Tennyson's, Ring Out, Wild Bells:

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.

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.

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.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out thy mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

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.

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.

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.

Happy New Year 2015!


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Loes Premium
Great poem, thank you, happy new year to you Eiress, greetings Loes
Kathy331 Premium
Thanks for posting this, wonderful, and a Happy New Year to you too. :)
Tinnakon Premium
Really want to hear this in the song.
JAZZmom41 Premium
Are you referring to Jonathan Dove? The classical SATB choral piece?
cookma54 Premium
Nice! Thanks. M
JAZZmom41 Premium
You are welcome! :)
SoupGypsy Premium
Thank you. Simply beautiful.
JAZZmom41 Premium
You are certainly welcome! :)