390. 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,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

2 O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
O bearer of the eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

3 Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Ye holy Twelve, ye martyrs strong,
All saints triumphant, raise in song,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

4 O friends, in gladness let us sing,
Celestial anthems echoing,
Alleluia, alleluia!
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three-in-One,
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Title: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Author: John A. Riley, 1848-1945
Meter: LM with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Angels; Eternal Life/Heaven; Praise (5 more...)
Source: English Hymnal, 1906
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Arranger: Randall DeBruyn, b. 1947
Meter: LM with alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Auserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Cologne, 1623
Copyright: Arr. © 1994, OCP



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