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179. Sweet Easter Bells

1 On mountains height, by peaceful shores,
O’er sunny meads, in shaded dells:—
Awake, your sacred echoes, wake,
Ring out your chimes, sweet Easter bells!

Ring, Easter bells,
Sweet Easter bells,
Your music tells
Of Him who laid death’s reign aside
Who leads to life that shall abide.

2 Let humble fane and lofty dome
Each answer each in tuneful swells:
O’er every temple to His praise,
Ring loud and clear, sweet Easter bells! [Refrain]

3 The orb of day his course pursues,
And in his path all shade dispels:—
With him encircling earth around—
Ring out, ring out sweet Easter bells! [Refrain]

4 Sweet Easter bells, glad Easter bells
Your liquid melody foretells
That morn when death itself shall die,
And heaven ring sweet Easter bells! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: On mountains height, by peaceful shores
Title: Sweet Easter Bells
Author: Miss F. E. Pettingell
Refrain First Line: Ring, Easter bells
Publication Date: 1889
Tune Information
Name: [On mountains height, by peaceful shores]
Composer: Geo. C. Hugg

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