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Bells of Eastertide

Ring it out in gladness, bells of Eastertide

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Ring it out in gladness, bells of Eastertide]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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: Ring it out in gladness, bells of Eastertide
Title: Bells of Eastertide
Author: Birdie Bell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ring it out! Ring it out! Bells of Eastertide
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Carmina Sacra #d164

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Jewels for Juniors #82

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The King of Kings #140

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Twentieth (20th) Century Songs Part One #61

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