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Our little hearts are happy

Our little hearts are happy

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Our little hearts are happy]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Our little hearts are happy, for Eastertide is here,
The brightest and the sweetest of all the passing year;
Oh, join with ours your voices, send out your notes of cheer,
Ye blessed Easter bells.

Ring and ring, peal and peal, chime, chime, chime;
Join us, bells of Easter, in each merry rhyme
Fill the earth with gladness at this blessed time,
Ye gladsome Easter bells.

2 While now with happy voices in sweet accord we sing
Glad songs of praise to Jesus, our risen Lord and King,
In every tow’r and steeple, peal cheerily and ring,
Ye blessed Easter bells. [Refrain]

3 While blossoms fair and fragrant we lay at Jesus’ feet,
And in our happy spirit receive his blessing sweet,
With voices sweet and tender, make joy in us complete,
Ye blessed Easter bells. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #157

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Our little hearts are happy
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Ring and ring, peal and peal


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United Praise #157

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