758. 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, pow'rs,
virtues, archangels, angels' choirs,

Refrain:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

2 O higher than the cherubim,
more glorious than the seraphim,
lead their praises, alleluia.
O Mary, bearer of the Word,
most gracious, magnify the Lord: [Refrain]

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: [Refrain]

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: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Title: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Author: Athelstan Riley, 1858-1945
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: All Saints; Joy, Praise and Thanksgiving; Opening Hymn (10 more...)
Copyright: © Oxford University Press. Used by permission form the "English Hymnal"
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Geistliche Kirchengesang", Cologne (1623)
Copyright: © Oxford University Press. Used by permission form the "English Hymnal"



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