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Listen to the Bells

I love the happy, happy Christmas time

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [I love the happy, happy Christmas time]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I love the happy, happy Christmas time,
The time that is so dear;
To hear the ringing of the merry chime
That comes from far and near.

Listen to the bells, listen to the bells;
Listen to the merry, merry Christmas bells;
Listen to the bells, listen to the bells;
Listen to the merry, merry Christmas bells.

2 I love to sing of how the Savior came
To dwell upon the earth;
How angels out upon Judea’s plain
Proclaimed His wondrous birth. [Refrain]

3 All glory! glory! be to God on high!
Was their celestial song;
Good will to men, and on the earth be peace,
The joyful notes prolong. [Refrain]

4 Then let us on this happy Christmas day
Sing praises to our king;
Let every heart and every tongue rejoice;
Let bells triumphant ring. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15333

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love the happy, happy Christmas time
Title: Listen to the Bells
Author: Adam Geibel
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Listen to the bells
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15333
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #15333

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