The Easter Bells

The Easter bells are ringing, A message sweet and low

Author: Ida L. Reed
Tune: [The Easter bells are ringing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Easter bells are ringing,
A message sweet and low—
As to and fro they’re swinging;
From out the long ago.

Refrain:
Chiming bells are ringing,
Ringing, ringing,
Chiming bells are ringing,
Ringing sweet and clear.
Chiming bells are ringing,
Ringing, ringing,
Chiming bells, chiming bells,
Ringing sweet and clear.

2 The silv’ry notes far swelling,
Fall sweetly on my ear
As once again they’re telling,
The story ever dear. [Refrain]

3 Now softly, softly dying,
In silence drifts away,
The wondrous news so blessed,
“The Lord arose today.” [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #172

Author: Ida L. Reed

Ida Lilliard Reed, 1865-1951 Born: November 30, 1865, near Ar­den, Bar­bour Coun­ty, West Vir­gin­ia. Died: Ju­ly 8, 1951, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Buried: Eb­e­nez­er Meth­odi­st Church, Ar­den, West Vir­gin­ia. Reed is said to have writ­ten 2,000 hymns in her life­time. In 1939, the Amer­i­can So­ci­e­ty of Com­pos­ers, Au­thors and Pub­lish­ers re­cog­nized her "sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to Amer­i­can mu­sic" by award­ing her a small "week­ly bo­nus." © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Easter bells are ringing, A message sweet and low
Title: The Easter Bells
Author: Ida L. Reed
Refrain First Line: Chiming bells are ringing
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9204
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