456. O Sons and Daughters of the King

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave has lost its sting!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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

3 An angel bade their sorrow flee,
for thus he spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord will go to Galilee."
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 That night th'apostles met in fear;
among them came their Lord most dear
and said, "My peace be with you here."
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 When Thomas afterwards had heard
that that Jesus had fulfilled his word,
he doubted that it was the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

6 "Thomas, behold my side," said he,
"my hands, my feet, my body see;
and doubt not, but believe in me."
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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

8 Blessèd are they that have not seen
and yet whose faith has constant been;
in life eternal they shall reign.
Alleluia, alleluia, 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!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters of the King
Title: O Sons and Daughters of the King
Author: Jean Tisserand, d. 1494 (abr.)
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Easter
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius, c. 1570-1615
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: C Major
Source: Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain

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