Ring out slowly a dying cause,
And acnient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring our old shaped of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in he Christ that is to be.
Selected from Ring Out, Wild Bells by Alfred Tennyson
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- Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS
- Born August 6th, 1809 and died on October, 6th 1892
- Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom