Scripture Verse

He is risen from the dead. Matthew 28:7


Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, in The Bi­ble School Hym­nal, by Is­aac H. Me­re­dith & Grant C. Tul­lar (New York: Tul­lar-Me­re­dith, 1907), num­ber 225.

Music: E. G. Snell­ing (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Snell­ing’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Ring, ye chiming bells, your gladsome story,
At this happy time, this wondrous East­er time!
Telling how the King arose in glo­ry,
Ring your sweetest chime,
Your glad triumphant chime.


Ring, ye bells! ring as dawn appeareth!
Ring, oh ring, for the angels bright
Came to tell news that ever cheereth
All the pilgrims who seek the light.

Ever, as you chime the East­er gladness,
Out of distant years, yea, out of silent years,
Cometh still the balm for earthly sadness,
Calm for earthly fears
And joy for earthly tears.


Look! we almost seem to see the shining
Of the angel bright, in glo­ri­ous robes of light!
Hark! he saith, The one in death reclining,
Hath aris’n in might,
Aris’n in pow’r and might!