During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

The Bells

The bells, the bells, They ring this Easter morning

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [The bells, the bells]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The bells, the bells,
They ring this Easter morning,
The bells, the bells,
To peal a message sweet;
The bells, the bells,
Their tones, the earth adorning,
The bells, the bells,
A risen King to greet.

Hear the ringing and the singing
Of the Easter bells;
List the rhyming of the chiming,
Happy news it swells.
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Greet the risen King;
The bells, the bells,
The joyous Easter bells.

2 Ring out, ring out,
While earth is filled with wonder,
Ring out, ring out,
Far o’er the mountain height.
Ring out, ring out,
The grave is torn asunder;
Ring out, ring out,
Send forth the Easter light. [Refrain]

3 Ye bells, ye bells,
O tell the Saviour risen;
Ye bells, ye bells,
O tell what angels say;
Ye bells, ye bells,
For broken is the prison;
Ye bells, ye bells,
The Lord arose today. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #171

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The bells, the bells, They ring this Easter morning
Title: The Bells
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Refrain First Line: Hear the ringing and the singing
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9168
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #9168

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.