Nursery Rhymes

Ding Dong Merrily on High

Ding Dong Merrily on High Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of this beloved hymn begin with "Ding dong merrily on high, in heav'n the bells are ringing" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The words and lyrics of this 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' hymn were written by the English author, George R. Woodward. The exhilarating music that accompanies the 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' Christmas Hymn were composed by the French musician Jehan Tabourot. The author of the hymn, George R. Woodward, was born December 27, 1848 and died March 3, 1934. The composer of the music to the 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' hymn, Jehan Tabourot, was born March 17, 1519 and died July 23, 1595. We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this merry Christmas carol.

Ding Dong Merrily on High Hymn
Title: Ding Dong Merrily on High *** Name of Composer: Jehan Tabourot *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: George R. Woodward *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the words of the 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' lyrics, George R. Woodward (December 27, 1848 - March 3, 1934), was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England and achieved fame as a curate, vicar and hymnist.

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!

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of 'Ding Dong Merrily on High', Jehan Tabourot (March 17, 1519-July 23, 1595), was born in Langres, France and became famous as a priest, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Ding Dong Merrily on High
Author of Lyrics: George R. Woodward (December 27, 1848 to March 3, 1934)
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Jehan Tabourot (March 17, 1519 to July 23, 1595)
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: Ding dong merrily on high, in heav'n the bells are ringing
First Publication Date: Cowley Carol Book, 1901-1919

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