“Oh! Ho!” My ringing friends exclaim,
Their sounding bells above
They pull the ropes and spin the wheels,
And practice what they love.
And when the Bride comes to be wed,
The bells ring out the news
They spread the word of love and joy,
Beyond the church and pews.
Some bells have been thus ringing,
Three hundred years and more,
All kinds of diff’rent methods
With strange names, of that I’m sure,
But come and share the pleasure
Of challenge with much fun
Keep old traditions going,
Church bells for everyone!