RING, MERRY BELLS.
Copyright, 1891, by T. B. Harms & Co.
By B. H. Janssen, and sung by Carroll Johnson In "The Gossoon."
The wedding-bells that ring to-day tell us the story old.
That ever since the world began by poets has been told;
A tale of happy love and bliss, of hearts both light and gay;
Two souls with but a single thought united are to-day.
Ring, ring, ring, ye merry bells, let the air resound with joy and gladness;
Each peal happiness foretells, drive away all sorrow, care and sadness;
King, ring, ring out clear and long, let your chimes be joyous aw our meeting;
Peal a welcome true and strong, friendship gives the lovers welcome greeting.
May wedding-bells that ring to-day, ring happiness for you.
And may the love that fills your heart be faithful, always true;
Then ev'ry cloud will roll away, and with it every pain;
The joys and mem'ries of the past will all come back again. Chorus.