What Do The Easter Lilies Say


What do the Easter lilies say,
Softly, softly growing?
Christ the Lord is risen today,
He is risen to live alway,
This the Easter lilies say,
Softly, softly growing.

Lilies, ring your Easter bells,
Gaily, gaily ring them;
Joyous news ye have to tell
Of the Christ whom we love well,
He is risen! O Easter-bells,
Gaily, gaily ring it.

Sing it, heart that once was sad,
Sweetly, sweetly sing it;
Christ is risen to make you glad,
Sing then, heart, and be not sad.
Lilies, children, one and all,
Sweetly, sweetly, sing it.