404. O Sons and Daughters

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The king of heav'n, our glorious king,
From death today rose triumphing.
Alleluia!

2 That Easter morn, at break of day,
The faithful women went their way
To seek the tomb where Jesus lay.
Alleluia!

3 An angel clothed in white they see,
Who sat and spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord has gone to Galilee."
Alleluia!

4 That night th'apostles met in fear;
And Christ did in their midst appear,
And said, "My peace be with you here."
Alleluia!

5 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
How they had seen the risen Lord,
He doubted the disciples' word.
Alleluia!

6 "My wounded side, O Thomas, see;
Behold my hands, my feet," said he,
"Not faithless, but believing be."
Alleluia!

7 No longer Thomas then denied,
He saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"You are my Lord and God," he cried.
Alleluia!

8 How blest are they who have not seen,
And yet whose faith has constant been,
For they eternal life shall win.
Alleluia!

9 On this most holy day of days,
To God your hearts and voices raise,
In laud and jubilee and praise.
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing!
Title: O Sons and Daughters
Latin Title: O filii et filiae
Author: Jean Tisserand, d. 1494
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Scripture: ;
Topic: Easter Season; Trust in God
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Meter: 8 8 8 4 with alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: Mode II



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