7824. 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:

Refrain
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia!

2. O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou bearer of th’eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Title: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Author: John A. L. Riley (1906)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia! Alleluia!
Meter: 88.44.88 alleluias
Language: English
Source: The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 519
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Will­iams
Meter: 88.44.88 alleluias
Incipit: 11231 34251 17313
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Auss­er­le­se­ne Ca­thol­ische Geist­liche Kirch­en­ge­säng (Köln, Ger­ma­ny: Pe­ter von Brach­el, 1623); har­mo­ny in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906), num­ber 519
Copyright: Public Domain



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