378. Ring, Happy Bells of Easter Time

1 Ring, happy bells of Easter time,
The world is glad to hear your chime;
Across wide fields of melting snow
The winds of summer softly blow,
And birds and streams repeat the chime
Of Easter time, of Easter time.

Refrain:
The world is glad to hear your chime;
Ring, happy bells of Easter time!

2 Ring, happy bells of Easter time,
The world takes up your chant sublime;
The Lord is ris’n! The night of fear
Has passed away and heav’n draws near:
We breathe the air of that blest clime,
At Easter time, at Easter time. [Refrain]

3 Ring, happy bells of Easter time,
Our happy hearts give back your chime;
The Lord is ris’n! We die no more:
He opens wide the heav’nly door;
He meets us, while to Him we climb,
At Easter time, at Easter time. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Ring, happy bells of Easter time
Title: Ring, Happy Bells of Easter Time
Author: Lucy Larcom (1882)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Scripture: Psalm 89:15
Topic: Resurrection
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ring_Happy_Bells_of_Easter_Time); The Judson Press, Living Hymns: The Small Hymnal, 1923 (80)
Refrain First Line: The world is glad to hear your chime
Tune Information
Name: EASTER CHIMES
Composer: Eleanor Smith
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Ring_Happy_Bells_of_Easter_Time); The Judson Press, Living Hymns: The Small Hymnal, 1923 (80)



Media
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