Ring Out, Mild Bells!

The Curriculum Department has received a number of complaints that Hymn #215 was promoting wildness among Church members, particularly some of the youth. There have even been reports of unwholesome recreational activities linked to singing of this hymn. We are pleased to offer this newly revised version, which will replace the existing version when the hymnbook is next revised in 2045.

Ring out, mild bells, but be restrained,
Keep decibels low, keep echoes brief.
The year is leaving like a thief;
Ring out mild bells, but keep noise contained.
The year is leaving like a thief;
Ring out mild bells, but keep noise contained.

Ring out the new; ring in the old.
Ring out innovation; ring in constancy.
Each year’s the same by policy.
Ring in the submissive; ring out the bold.
Each year’s the same by policy.
Ring in the submissive; ring out the bold.

Ring in the obedient with bended knee,
The conforming heart, the docile mind.
Ring out counterfeits by Satan designed;
Ring in the Family that is to be.
Ring out counterfeits by Satan designed;
Ring in the Family that is to be.

 

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