1 Ring it out in gladness, bells of Eastertide,
O’er the smiling valley, o’er the mountain side,
Where the rippling waters in their beauty glide,
Greet the blessed Easter morning.
Ring it out! Ring it out! Bells of Eastertide!
In the empty tomb the dreary shadows hide,
But the eastern skies with light are glorified,—
Hail the resurrection morning.
2 Ring it out, but softly, bells of Eastertide,
Once a dirge the night-winds in their sorrow sighed;
On the cross, to save us, Christ was crucified;
Crown Him King this Easter morning. [Refrain]
3 Ring it out in sweetness, bells of Eastertide,
Hail the risen Savior, Christ, the Glorified;
He who bore our sorrows, suffered, bled and died,
Rose again on Easter morning. [Refrain]
4 Ring it out in rapture, bells of Eastertide,
Sound the happy tidings thro’ the world so wide;
From the tomb the angels rolled the stone aside,
It was empty Easter morning. [Refrain]
Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #140