Scripture Verse

Glory ye in His holy name. 1 Chronicles 16:10


Johnson Oatman, Jr.

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in On Wings of Song, by George C. Hugg (Phi­la­de­lphia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1896), page 217.

Music: Flo­rence W. Fal­con­er (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals give the com­pos­er as Flo­rence W. Will­iams, Fal­con­er’s maid­en name.

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


Loudly, loudly, Easter bells are ringing,
Gladly, gladly, happy voices singing:
Christ the Lord is risen, from His gloomy prison,
Glory to His holy name!

Ringing, ringing, keep the joy bells ringing,
Gladly, gladly, voices join in singing,
Blessèd tribute bringing, upward songs are winging,
On this happy Easter day.

Praise Him, praise Him, while the bells are ringing;
Glory, glory, may each heart keep singing,
Tho’ the grave enfold Him, yet it could not hold Him,
Laud and magnify His name!

Harken, harken, clear the bells are ringing;
Join them, join them, hearts and voices singing,
To the Savior clinging, now with joy upspringing,
Praise Him on this Easter day.

Once more, once more, set the bells to ringing,
Louder, louder, may each voice keep singing,
Swell the blessèd story, Jesus lives in glory,
Blessèd be His holy name!

Praise Him, praise Him, while the bells are ringing;
Glad news, glad news, everywhere keep singing,
Heaven’s gates are swinging, angels join in singing,
Praises on this Easter day.