Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen. Luke 24:34


George E. Oliver (1856–1941)

Words: Em­ma F. Pitt, in An­gel­ic Songs, ed­it­ed by George N. Rock­well (Scran­ton, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lyr­ic Mus­ic, 1896).

Music: Guth­rie George E. Ol­iv­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pitt (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ol­iv­er,


Chime out, ye bells of beau­ty,
And ec­ho far and wide,
The bless­èd joy­ful tid­ings,
’Tis mer­ry East­er­tide.


Ring, ring your sweet­est mu­sic,
With mer­ry mu­sic ring,
Till ev­ery chime pro­claim it,
The Lord, the ris­en King.

Chime out, ye bells of glo­ry,
With love in ev­ery tone,
And let your joy­ful peal­ing
Ascend to yon­der throne.


Chime out, ye bells of mer­cy,
Christ lives, the Cru­ci­fied,
He lives, our dear Re­deem­er,
Proclaim it far and wide.


Chime out, ye bells of beau­ty,
And ring with pow­er to­day,
The tid­ings of sal­va­tion,
Till all the call ob­ey.


Church Bells
Tresillian, Cornwall