244. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters, let us sing
the flower of heaven, alive as spring,
o'er death today rose triumphing
Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

3 An angel clad in white they see,
who sat and spoke unto the three,
"Christ waits for you in Galilee."
Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
he counted what they said absurd,
but seeing Christ his faith was stirred:
Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 How blessed are they who have not seen
and yet whose faith has constant been;
for they eternal life shall win,
Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 On this most holy day of days,
our hearts and voices, Christ, we raise
to you in jubilee and praise.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

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: John Mason Neale (1851, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Meter: 8.8.8. with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Biblical Names; Easter; Year A: Easter 2 (2 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 8.8.8. with alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, Paris, 1623

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