Translated from Latin carol 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo' to French, 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' dates back to 16th century. Children love this song because of its lively music and the breathlessness thrill of singing 'Gloria '. They love the sound of 'Ding dong' and one can see the enthusiasm on their faces as they sing this Christmas carol.
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. Refrain
Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers;
May you beautifully rime
Your evetime song, ye singers. Refrain
One of the popular French Christmas songs, lyrics of Latin Christmas carol 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo' was translated to 'Ding Dong Merrily on High'.