Scripture Verse

The Lord is risen indeed. Luke 24:34

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, 1901. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Ida Scott Tay­lor, one of Fan­ny’s pseu­do­nyms.

Music: H. W. Por­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Sweet Easter bells a-chime,
Ring in the glorious time,
When o’er His foes the Lord arose
In majesty sublime;
Let earth the joyful tidings speed,
And shout, and shout,
The Lord is ris’n indeed.

Refrain

Oh, Easter bells, ring on, ring on!
Oh, Easter bells, ring on, ring on!
With tuneful sound the world around,
Ring on sweet bells,
Ring on, ring on, ring on!

Ring in the reign of peace,
When sin and conflict cease,
And while we sing and praise our king,
May love and faith increase;
Let earth the joyful tidings speed,
And shout, and shout,
The Lord is ris’n indeed.

Refrain

Ring out Jehovah’s praise,
A peal of triumph raise,
Ring sweet and clear, ring far and near,
To hail this day of days;
Let earth the joyful tidings speed,
And shout, and shout,
The Lord is ris’n indeed.

Refrain