Scripture Verse

Upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher…and they found the stone rolled away. Luke 24:1–2


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in Ca­rols New and Ca­rols Old, by Charles L. Hutch­ins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 104.

Music: Chip­ping On­gar Bow­ness Briggs (1858–1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the au­thor, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Briggs (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),



All hail the glad­some East­er morn,
For which the spring­time’s flow’rs are born;
Earth wears her gay­est robes to­day,
And casts her Lent­en garb away.
Ring out! Ring clear! Ring far and near,
Oh, bells in stee­ples high!
Ring in the dawn of East­er morn,
Beneath the spring­time sky.

Bloom, lil­ies, on your slen­der stems
To crown the day like dia­dems,
And lift­ing up your pe­tals white,
Make East­er al­tars glad and bright.
While ring so clear, from far and near,
The bells in stee­ple high,
And glad hearts raise their song of praise
Beneath the spring­time’s sky.