386. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

1 O sons and daughters, let us sing
with heav'nly hosts to Christ our king:
today the grave has lost its sting!

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

3 An angel clad in white they see,
who sits and speaks unto the three,
"Your Lord will go to Galilee."

4 That night the apostles met in fear;
among them came their master dear,
and said, "My peace be with you here."

5 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
that they had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.

6 "My pierced side, O Thomas, see,
and look upon my hands, my feet;
not faithless, but believing be."

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

8 How blest are they who have not seen,
and yet whose faith has constant been,
for they eternal life shall win.

9 On this most holy day of days,
be laud and jubilee and praise:
to God your hearts and voices raise.

Final Ending:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing
Title: O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
Original Language: Latin
Author (attributed to): Jean Tisserand, d. 1494
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluais
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluais
Key: g minor
Source: French tune, 15th cent.

Audio recording: MP3
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