Carol of the Bells

Lyrics to the Christmas carol Carol of the Bells.


History and facts about Carol of the Bells.

  • Carol of the Bells is composed by Mykola Leontovych.
  • The lyrics to the Christmas carol is written by Peter J. Wilhousky.
  • The carol is based on a Ukrainian folk chant named Shchedryk.


Lyrics to Carol of the Bells.

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 ding… dong!