(The ringing of bells, and choral voices.)
Christ is arisen! Mortal, all hail to thee, Thou whom mortality, Earth's sad
What hum melodious, what clear silvery chime Thus draws the goblet from
my lips away? Ye deep - ton'd bells, do ye with voice sublime, Announce the
solemn dawn of Easter - day? Sweet choir! are ye the hymn of comfort
singing, Which one around the darkness of the grave, From seraph - voices,
in glad triumph ringing, Of a new covenant assurance gave?
We, his true - hearted, With spices and myrrh, Embalmed the departed, And