Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen.@Luke 24:34

Words: An­zen­tia I. Chap­man, in The Bea­con Light, ed­it­ed by John H. Ten­ney & Eli­sha A. Hoff­man (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1881).

Music: Dai­ly, Dai­ly Hen­ri F. He­my, 1865 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ring the joy-bells, Christ has risen
He who died in human pain,
From the bondage of His prison
Breaks, to gladden earth again.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus comes on earth to reign;
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus comes on earth to reign.

Ring the joy-bells of the Sabbath,
Blessèd day when He arose,
As the conqueror, in triumph,
Death and sin His vanquished foes.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Till the day of life shall close;
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Till the day of life shall close.

Ring the joy-bells, loud and gleeful,
Sound aloud their notes of peace,
Fill the world with their vibrations
Till the strife of earth shall cease.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Let their notes be notes of peace,
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Let their notes be notes of peace.

Ring the joy-bells, saints in glory;
Listen to the glad refrain,
Ringing forth the olden story,
How the Christ is born again.
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus in our hearts shall reign;
Ring the joy-bells, ring the joy-bells,
Jesus in our hearts shall reign.