Ding Dong Merrily on High lyrics

The composer of Ding Dong Merrily on High is unknown but the carol is thought to be French dating back to the sixteenth century. The text to the Ding Dong Merrily on High carol was originally written in Latin - "Gloria in Excelsis Deo".

Children especially enjoy Ding Dong Merrily on High due to the onomatopoeia ( Ding dong – the word conveys the sound) and the breathless state achieved when singing “ Gloria…”


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Ding Dong Merrily on High : Lyrics and Music

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Midi file by kind permission
of E. Halstead

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!

Ding Dong Merrily on High – Christian lyrics and music

Ding Dong Merrily on High lyrics

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