On This Day Earth Shall Ring
This historic English carol, derived from Piae Cantiones, 1582, and known by the tune name PERSONENT HODIE, is set here in a buoyantly joyful manner to celebrate the birth of Christ our King. The story of Christmas told in the verses builds to the Latin refrain "in excelsis Deo!" The optional handbells chime in as the lyrics extol "on this day earth shall ring."
Permission to reproduce the handbell part for performance is included with the purchase of the Full Score and Handbell Part (MHPC6359HB).