Ring Out, Wild Bells: (From in Memoriam A.H.H.)

Author: "Alfred, Lord Tennyson"  | Date: 1850

RING OUT, WILD BELLS

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,

The flying cloud, the frosty light:

The year is dying in the night;

Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,

Ring, happy bells, across the snow:

The year is going, let him go;

Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,

For those that here we see no more;

Ring out the feud of rich and poor,

Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,

And ancient forms of party strife;

Ring in the nobler modes of life,

With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,

The faithless coldness of the times;

Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,

But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,

The civic slander and the spite;

Ring in the love of truth and right,

Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;

Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;

Ring out the thousand wars of old,

Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,

The larger heart, the kindlier hand;

Ring out the darkness of the land,

Ring in the Christ that is to be.

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Chicago: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ring Out, Wild Bells: (From in Memoriam A.H.H.) Original Sources, accessed July 2, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=VVIBE8XI94PZQRX.

MLA: Tennyson, Alfred Lord. Ring Out, Wild Bells: (From in Memoriam A.H.H.), Original Sources. 2 Jul. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=VVIBE8XI94PZQRX.

Harvard: Tennyson, AL, Ring Out, Wild Bells: (From in Memoriam A.H.H.). Original Sources, retrieved 2 July 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=VVIBE8XI94PZQRX.