Scripture Verse

He is risen, as He said. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

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George C. Hugg
(1848–1907)

Words: F. E. Pet­tin­gell, 1886.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Ring, bells, ring out the story
Of our risen Lord and king;
He hath despoiled the spoiler,
Gladly now His praises ring.

Refrain

Ring! ring! Easter bells!
Ring! ring! Easter bells!
Ring! ring!
Sweetest praises to our risen king;
Ring! ring! Easter bells!
Ring! ring! ring! ring!
Praises to our risen king!

Ring, bells, in joyous chorus,
Give the waiting nations cheer;
Join all our hearts and voices,
Christ is risen, do not fear.

Refrain

Ring, bells your sweetest music,
Christ our king ascends on high;
Again in clouds He cometh,
Jesus lives, and death shall die.

Refrain

Ring, bells, He ever liveth,
Lives and reigns with God above;
Ring loud and clear His triumphs,
God is mercy, God is love.

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