Ring Out, Wild Bells – (Music by Lisa Lawson, words adapted from Alfred, Lord Tennyson) Alfred, Lord Tennyson, composed this poem during a visit to High Beach, on a particularly stormy night when the bells were being swung by the wind.
© 2014 Lisa Lawson
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
Ring out, wild bells, let the old year die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
The flying cloud, the frosty light
The year is dying in the night;
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is gone, just let him go;