Verse 1Ding dong! Merrily on high in heaven the
bells are ringing.
Ding dong! Verily the sky is riven with
ChorusGloria hosanna in excelsis;
Gloria, hosanna in excelsis!
Verse 2E'en so, here below, below, let steeple bells be swungen;
And io, io, io, by priest and people sungen!
Verse 3Pray you, dutifully prime your matin chime, ye ringers,
May you beautifully rhyme your evetime song, ye singers: