244. 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, cominions, princedoms, powers,
virtues, archangels, angels' choirs,
alleluia, alleluia, 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, 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, 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, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Atuhor: John Athelstan Laurie Riley, 1858-1945
Meter: 8.8.4.4.8.8 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: General Hymns: God the Father
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: 8.8.4.4.8.8 with Alleluias
Key: E‚ô≠ Major
Source: Auserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Cologne, 1623; Arrangement: The English Hymnal, 1906



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