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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!

Refrain:
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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