Scripture Verse

He has risen. Matthew 28:6

Introduction

Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in Fair­er Than Day (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1903), num­ber 196.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

Now we hail the joyous chime
Of East­er joy-bells ringing;
Now we hail the gladsome time
When happy hearts are singing;
When happy hearts are singing:

Refrain

Bells oh ring, and glad hearts sing,
Tell the wondrous story,
To the world a message bring
Of the King of glo­ry.

Oft as mercy East­er bells
Ring out their message golden;
Each measured chime in music tells
A story sweet and olden;
A story sweet and olden.

Refrain

Bells of East­er earth can know,
Sweeter music ne­ver!
Ring in gladness to and fro,
Oh, ring on for­ev­er!
Oh, ring on for­ev­er!

Refrain