Scripture Verse

Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen. Luke 24:6


Words: Ca­mil­la J. Knight, in The Me­tho­dist Sun­day School Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by John R. Van Pelt & Pe­ter C. Lut­kin (New York: Me­tho­dist Book Con­cern, 1911), num­ber 90.

Music: John H. Gow­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Hear the chim­ing East­er bells,
Their joy­ous mu­sic ring­ing;
Hear the child­ren’s hap­py voices,
Easter ca­rols sing­ing.


Ringing, ring­ing, sing­ing, sing­ing,
Easter bells and hap­py voices;
Christ arose on East­er day,
And all the world re­joic­es,
And all the world re­joic­es.

Angels came from Heav’n above
To tell the won­drous story:
Christ is ris­en from the dead,
The Lord of life and glo­ry.


Seek Him not among the dead,
The grave is not His pri­son;
Go and His dis­ci­ples tell,
That Christ the Lord is ris­en.


Christ the Lord is ris’n to­day,
Salvation to us bring­ing;
Easter bells, ring out your chimes,
While voic­es glad are sing­ing.