Ding Dong Merrily On High

Lyrics to the christmas carol Ding Dong Merrily On High.

  • The melody of Ding Dong Merrily On High is at least from the 1500s.
  • The lyrics to Ding Dong Merrily On High was written by George Ratcliffe Woodward and published in 1924 in The Cambridge Carol-Book: Being Fifty-two Songs for Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons.

Lyrics

Lyrics to Ding Dong Merrily On High.

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!