Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New Lyrics
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, 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 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 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 a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife,
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweet manners, purer laws.
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.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New ", John Baptiste Calkin (March 16, 1827-May 15, 1905), was born in London, England and became famous as a Church organist, choirmaster, composer and musician.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Alfred, Lord Tennyson (August 6, 1809 to October 6, 1892)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Baptiste Calkin (March 16, 1827 to May 15, 1905)
Hymn Category: New Year Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow"
First Publication Date: 1850