Hear the mellow wedding bells-
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!-
From the molten-golden notes,
And all in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listens, while she gloats
On the moon!
Oh, from out the sounding cells
What a gush of euphony voluminously wells! How it swells!
How it dwells
On the Future!-how it tells
Of the rapture that impels
To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells-
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells-
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!