Lyric Lines Vol. 2: Two of Seven Songs for my Savior

Today is a marvelous day for many children across the country.  Why?  Because today signifies the start of Christmas break for many places.  This afternoon there will be rejoicing everywhere.  I know that my kids have been working hard to have a break – I was pretty determined this time that we were going to finish everything on our list before officially declaring break.

Anyway, in honor of my children and of course children everywhere, I picked this video.  In fact, the video was what made me choose the song.  Once you watch, you will understand.  David Crowder has to be one of the most creative musicians out there, and his videos reflect his creativity.

Obviously if you watched the video, you will notice that this is an instrumental song.  Since no words are included, knowing what they are saying could be challenging.  Here are the words.

Carol of the Bells Lyrics

Hark how the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away
Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold.
Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling.
One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air.
Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o’er hill and dale,
telling their tale.
Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas,
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.
On on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home.
Ding dong ding… dong!

When you read the lyrics, one has to ponder what on earth this has to do with Jesus since his name is never even mentioned.  Until you know the folk legend behind the song – the fact that supposedly all of the bells across the whole earth rang out at midnight the day that Jesus was born.  Now that would be a rather celebratory sound!  To read the entire legend and more of the story of how this carol came to be, please go to this link.

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