Let the merry church bells ring

Representative Text

1 Let the merry church bells ring!
Hence with tears and sighing,
Frost and cold hath fled from spring,
Life hath conquered dying;
Flow’rs are smiling, fields are gay,
Sunny is the weather,
With our rising Lord today,
All things rise together,
All things rise together.

Refrain:
Let the merry church bells ring!
Ring! ring! ring!
Let the merry church bells ring!
Ring! ring! ring!

2 Let the birds sing out again
From their leafy chapel,
Praising him, with whom in vain,
Death has sought to grapple;
Sounds of joy rise loud and clear,
As the breezes flutter;
“Christ is risen, he’s not here,”
Is the strain they utter,
Is the strain they utter. [Refrain]

3 Now the night of grief is past,
Joy the morning giveth;
Christ the Lord was slain for us,
But today he liveth;
Ev’ry heart is glad and gay,
Sorrow from us driven;
This the joy of Easter day,
Christ the Lord is risen,
Christ the Lord is risen. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #182

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let the merry church bells ring
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Copyright: Public Domain

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