George Ratcliffe Woodward

Ding Dong Merrily on High - Poem by George Ratcliffe Woodward

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!

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  • Chinedu Dike (12/11/2015 4:33:00 PM)

    Beautiful sonorous poem of exultation and devotion depicting total submission to the Will Of Almighty God. A well articulated and nicely encapsulated piece of poetry subtly penned in good rhyme scheme with spiritual insight. Thanks for sharing George. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015

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