230. 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,

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.

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

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,

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Author: Athelstan Riley, 1858-1945
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Saints; Second Sunday Before Lent: Year A; Proper 23: Year A
Copyright: © Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1945
Meter: 88 44 88 and Alleluias
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Easter hymn in Geistliche Kirchengesang Cologne, 1623
Copyright: Arrangement © Oxford University Press from "The English Hymnal"

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