312. Ye watchers and ye holy ones

1 Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
bright Seraphs, Cherubim and Thrones,
raise the glad strain, Alleluia.
Cry out, Dominions, Princedoms, Powers,
Virtues, Archangels, Angels' choirs,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

2 O higher than the Cherubim,
more glorious than the Seraphim,
lead their praises, Alleluia.
Thou Bearer of the eternal Word,
most gracious, magnify the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

3 Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
ye Patriarchs and Prophets blest,
Alleluia, alleluia.
Ye holy Twelve, ye Martyrs strong,
all Saints triumphant, raise the song
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

4 O friends, in gladness let us sing,
supernal anthems echoing,
Alleluia, alleluia.
To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three in One,
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Author: John Athelstan Riley (1858-1945)
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: All Saints' (Sun)day: Year A; Angels; Martyrs (7 more...)
Copyright: From "The English Hymnal," 1906, Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Notes: Now Public Domain; 'Alleluia' is sung five times at the end of each verse.
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Melody from an Easter hymn in Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne, 1623
Copyright: From The English Hymnal, 1906, Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.



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