Sweetly The Birds Are Singing

Sweetly the birds are singing at Easter dawn (Chapman)

Author: Azentia Igene Perry Chapman
Published in 7 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Sweetly the birds are singing
At Easter dawn;
Sweetly the bells are ringing
On Easter morn.
And the words that they say
On Easter day
Are "Christ the Lord is ris’n."

2 Birds! cease ye not your singing
At Easter dawn;
Bells! be ye ever ringing
On Easter morn.
In the spring of the year,
When Easter is here,
Sing "Christ the Lord is ris’n."

3 Buds! ye soon will be flowers,
Cherry and white;
Snow storms will change to showers,
Darkness to light;
With the wakening of spring,
Oh! sweetly sing
"Lo! Christ the Lord is ris’n."

4 Easter buds were growing
Ages ago;
Easter lilies were blowing
By water’s flow.
All nature was glad,
No creature was sad,
For Christ the Lord was ris’n.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8718

Author: Azentia Igene Perry Chapman

Anzentia Igene (Angie) Perry Chapman, 1849-1889. Born near Lansing, MI, Angie was the wife of Free Methodist minister, Edwin W. Chapman. They had three children. She helped on his evangelism tours and rural preaching circuits. They worked in Sparta, MI, and helped found the first Free Methodist church in Grand Rapids, MI. She also wrote hymn lyrics. In 1888 they followed an evangelistic tour of Kansas, and them moved to Isabella County, MI. She died in Mt. Pleasant, MI. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweetly the birds are singing at Easter dawn (Chapman)
Title: Sweetly The Birds Are Singing
Author: Azentia Igene Perry Chapman
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #8718

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