387. 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!
Alleluia!

2 That Easter morn, at break of day,
a faithful woman went her way
to seek the tomb where Jesus lay.
Alleluia!

3 When Mary's heart was filled with gloom
and she stood weeping near the tomb,
a stranger spoke, she knew not whom.
Alleluia!

4 "Why do you weep?" his question came.
"Whose is the body you would claim?"
And then, at last, he spoke her name.
Alleluia!

5 No longer weeping, anguish-bent,
but with rejoicing Mary went,
by Christ as first apostle sent.
Alleluia!

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 (st. 1): John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Translator (sts. 2-5): Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluais
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Easter
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluais
Key: g minor
Source: French tune, 15th cent.



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