228. Alleluia! O Sons and Daughters

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heaven, the glorious King,
o'er death and hell rose triumphing.

2 That Easter morn, at break of day,
the faithful women went their way
to seek the tomb where Jesus lay:

3 An angel clad in white they see,
who sat, and spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord goes on to Galilee."

4 That night the apostles met in fear;
amidst them came their Lord most dear,
and said, "My peace be on all here."

5 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
how they had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.

6 "My piercèd side, O Thomas, see;
behold my hands, my feet," said he;
"not faithless, but believing be."

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

8 How blest are they who have not seen,
and yet whose faith has constant been,
for they eternal life shall win.

9 On this most holy day of days,
to God your hearts and voices raise
in laud and jubilee and praise.

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing!
Title: Alleluia! O Sons and Daughters
Author (attributed to): Jean Tisserand (15th cent.)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter (season); Easter (second Sunday); Thomas
Source: Latin
Notes: May be sung as stanzas 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 or stanzas 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Edmund W. Goldsmith (1860-1934)
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noëls, Paris, 1623
Copyright: Harm. © Estate of Edmund W. Goldsmith

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