1 The Easter lilies shed their rich perfume,
And greet the morning of the Resurrection;
So let our spirits sweetly bud and bloom,
And yield the off’ring of a pure affection.
We ring the bells of Eastertide!
We sing the praise of Him who died!
We hail the day when He arose,
Triumphant over all His foes.
2 Let happy children hail their risen Lord,
And infant voices softly sing His glory;
Let ev’ry Christian spread the heav’nly word,
And tell again the blessed Easter story! [Refrain]
3 Today, ye bells, ring out a joyful chime,
With cheerful tones and merry notes of gladness;
And greet once more the happy Eastertime,
And bid each mourning heart dispel its sadness. [Refrain]
4 O Lord of Life! on this bright Easter morn,
Accept the tribute of our adoration;
May life divine in ev’ry soul be born,
And rise from sin and death to full salvation. [Refrain]
Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #714
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #714||The Easter Lilies||The Easter lilies shed their rich perfume||KIMPTON||Mrs. S. K. Bourne||10s. 11s. With Refrain||1901||Easter ||
|The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d582||We ring the bells of Eastertide||The Easter lilies send their rich perfume||Fanny J. Crosby||1905|