Scripture Verse

Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 1 Corinthians 15:20


Words: Ma­ry L. But­ler, in the Pri­mary Teach­ers’ Ma­nu­al, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher R. Black­all, Kate Her­shey Row­land & Car­rie H. Smith (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1913), num­ber 22.

Music: Fan­ny S. Knowl­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of But­ler or Knowl­ton (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Hear the joy-bells ringing, ringing,
In the far off towers swinging;
Hear the children’s voices singing,


Christ is risen! Christ is risen!
Hallelujah! Christ is risen!

Far and near the chimes are telling,
On each word the sweet tones dwelling,
Soft and low, then loudly swelling,


Easter morn is saying, saying,
While its chimes are softly playing
And all hearts with joy are praying,