312. Ye Sons and Daughters

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1 Ye sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heav'n, the glorious King,
O'er death today rose triumphing.
Alleluia! [Refrain]

2 That Easter morn, at break of day,
The faithful women went their way
To seek the tomb where Jesus lay.
Alleluia! [Refrain]

3 An angel clad in white they see,
Who sat, and spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord has gone to Galilee."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

4 That night the apostles met in fear;
Amidst them came their Lord most dear,
And said, "My peace be on all here."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

5 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
How they had seen the risen Lord,
He doubted the disciples' word.
Alleluia! [Refrain]

6 "My piercéd side, O Thomas, see;
My hands, my feet, I show to thee;
Not faithless, but believing be."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

7 No longer Thomas then denied,
He saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"Thou art my Lord and God," he cried.
Alleluia! [Refrain]

8 How blest are they who have not seen,
And yet whose faith has constant been,
For they eternal life shall win.
Alleluia! [Refrain]

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: Ye sons and daughters let us sing!
Title: Ye Sons and Daughters
Author: Jean Tisserand, d. 1494
Translator: John M. Neale (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Alelluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Musical Style: Chant; The Liturgical Year: Easter (Sundays and Weekdays)
Tune Information
Arranger (choral): Randall DeBruyn, b. 1947
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Chant, Mode II; Airs sur les hymnse sacrez, odes et noëls, 1623
Copyright: Arr. © 1982, 1987, 1948, OCP

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