Once more we assemble

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1 Once more we assemble
At this Easter time,
While the birds are singing,
And the sweet bells chime.
Once again has springtime
Come our hearts to cheer,
Bringing with it Easter,
Best day of the year.

Chorus:
Set the bells to ringing,
Sweetly let them chime,
May each heart be happy,
At this Easter time.

2 Soft the winds are blowing
Over hill and dale,
While the flow'rs are blooming
Sweetly in the vale.
From the death of winter
Earth awakes once more,
Now each day appearing
Brighter than before. [Chorus]

3 'Twas upon the Easter
That our Lord arose,
Coming forth triumphant
Over all His foes.
While the fiends of darkness
Backward then were hurled,
Rose to shed His glory
O'er a sin-cursed world. [Chorus]

4 Let me learn the lessons
Of the Eastertide,
Let us spread its blessing
Ever far and wide.
For as rose the Saviour
We shall also rise,
And if we are faithful
Dwell in Paradise. [Chorus]



Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #214

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once more we assemble
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: Set the bells to ringing
Copyright: Public Domain

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