457. O Sons and Daughters of the King

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Refrain:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave has lost its sting!
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 bade their sorrow flee,
for thus he spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord will go to Galilee."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

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

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

6 "Behold my hands, my feet," said he,
"my wounded side, O Thomas, see,"
and doubt not but believe in me."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

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;
in life eternal they shall reign.
Alleluia!

9 On this most holy day of days
to God your hearts and voices raise
in laud and jubilee and praise.
Alleluia! [Refrain]

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.)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Easter
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Arranger: Rory Cooney, b. 1952
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: French, 15th cent.
Copyright: Setting © 1999 GIA Publications, Inc.



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