Preserving the Good – 31 Christmas Carols/Carol of the Bells

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

~Romans 15:13

I love the way this verse from Romans reinforces the same joyful message as ‘Carol of the Bells.‘ This song, by whoever performs it, and whatever the accompaniment, seems to exude amazing energy. That’s how I want to go into 2021…with energy! I don’t want to be fearful, or without confidence, and I want to pray, sing and rejoice in the Lord Jesus every day. I hope your 2021 will be blessed, peaceful and full of energetic JOY!

CAROL OF THE BELLS by Mykola Leontovych/Peter Wilhousky (1914)

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 ev’rywhere
Filling the air

Oh how they pound
Raising the sound
O’er hill and dale
Telling their tale
Joyf’ly they ring
While people sing
Songs of good cheer
Christmas is here
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas