" Th e bells were ringing the old year out and the new year in"

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" Th e bells were ringing the old year out and the new year in"

Post by Guest » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Seeking the words of a very old hymn "Trust the New Year to me" + Hark to the sound of music", "new born King"
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" Th e bells were ringing the old year out and the new year in"

Post by songinmyheart » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:01 pm

My Granny sang these old songs along with her hymns so I'm not sure this is what you are looking for. If not, it brought back fond memories of my Granny. Thanks for that

This one was from 1891

It is ten weary years since I left Ireland's shore,
In a far distant country to roam;
How I long to return to my own native land.
To my friends and the old folks at home.
Last night, as I slumbered, I had a strange dream,
One that seemed to bring distant friends near;
I dreamt of old England, the land of my birth,
To the heart of her sons ever dear.

Refrain.
I saw the old homestead and faces I love; I saw England's valleys And dells;
I listened with joy, as I did When a boy, to the sound of the old village bells;
The log was burning brightly-'twas a night that should banish all sin.
For the bells were ringing the old year out and the new year in.

While the joyous bells rang, swift I wended my way
To the cot where I lived When a boy;
And I looked in the window, yes, there, by the fire,
Sat my parents- my heart filled with joy.
The tears trickled fast down my bronzed, furrowed checks.
As I gazed on my mother so dear;
I knew in my heart she was raising a prayer
For the boy whom she dreamt not was near.-Refrain.

At the door of the cottage we met face to face,
'Twas the first time for ten weary years;
Soon the past was forgotten-we stood hand in band-
Father, mother, and wanderer in tears.
Once more in the fire-place the oak log burns bright,
And I promised no more would I roam;
As I sit in the old vacant chair by the hearth.
And I sing the dear song "Home, Sweet Home."
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" Th e bells were ringing the old year out and the new year in"

Post by Guest » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:10 pm

yes this is the song my mum sung this every xmas when i was a little girl thank you
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" Th e bells were ringing the old year out and the new year in"

Post by Guest » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:34 am

Surely the first line should read: It is ten weary years since I left ENGLAND's shore,...even in 1891 I just can't imagine an Irish emigrant dreaming of England's valleys and dells


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