1. Hark! the Easter bells are pealing
Loud and clear their tuneful lay;
Wake, O earth, to joy and gladness,
Christ the Lord is ris’n today.
Send the echoes swiftly flying
Where the gloomy shadows lie;
Jesus lives, O blessèd story!
We shall reign with Him on high.
Ring, ring, ring thro’ the Easter light and glory;
Ring, ring, ring, telling out the joyful story;
Ring, ring, ring to the skies your gladness voicing;
Ring, ring, ring, set the whole wide world rejoicing.
2. Hark! the Easter bells are pealing
Like a thousand harps of gold;
Swells afar their silver chiming,
Welcome news each strain doth hold.
Look to Heaven’s open portals,
Cease your tears, forget to sigh;
He who slept within the garden
Lives again no more to die. [Refrain]
3. Hark! the Easter bells are pealing,
In a melody sublime,
Risen now to life immortal,
Hail the King of Easter-time.
Praise Him! over death victorious,
Shout His name with sweet accord,
All His might and pow’r confessing,
Risen Christ, ascended Lord. [Refrain]
Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >