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Ring out, sweet Easter bells, ring out

Ring out, sweet Easter bells, ring out

Author: John Anketell
Tune: [Ring out, sweet Easter bells, ring out]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Ring out, sweet Easter bells, ring out,
The world to life is waking,
And heav’nly hosts in triumph sound,
The joy of man partaking.
For He, who died our souls to save,
The Lord is risen from the grave.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 Once more the sea its wave divides,
That we our Lord may follow;
Then o’er the foe in triumph rides,
The hosts of sin to swallow;
For He, who saved us from our doom,
The Lord is risen from the tomb.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 The Roman guard in vain shall keep
His dark and silent prison;
No more sad Magdalene shall weep,
For Christ the Lord is risen;
The Savior, who for sinners bled,
The Lord is risen from the dead.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 Then ring, sweet bells, the joy on earth
In Easter hymns to Heaven,
And tell the new, immortal birth
To man by Jesus given;
For our dear Lord is ris’n indeed,
And lives on high to intercede.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8893

Author: John Anketell

Anketell, John, M.A., was born at New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., March 8, 1835, and educated at Yale College, and the University of- Halle-Wittenberg, Prussian Saxony. He was ordained deacon of the American Episcopalian Church in 1859, and priest in 1860. He founded (Stanza John's (American) Episcopal Church in Dresden in 1869. Subsequently he became Professor of Hebrew and Greek Exegesis in the Seabury Divinity School. Mr. Anketell published in 1889 Gospel and Epistle Hymns for the Christian Year, N.Y. He has also translated about 120 hymns from the German, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Danish, Italian, and Syriac, which were published in the Church Review, N.Y., 1876 and later, and in other periodicals. A few of those from the L… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ring out, sweet Easter bells, ring out
Author: John Anketell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For he, who died our souls to save
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8893
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The Cyber Hymnal #8893

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