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.