420. O Sons and Daughters

Refrain:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1 O 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;
Amid 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 wounded side, O Thomas, see;
Behold my hands, my feet," said he.
"Not faithless, but believing be."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

7 No longer Thomas then denied;
He saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"You are 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: O sons and daughters, let us sing!
Title: O Sons and Daughters
Author: Jean Tisserand, d. 1494
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2003
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Chant, Mode II; Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noƫls, 1623



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