125b. Ye sons and daughters of the King

Alleluya! Alleluya! Alleluya!

1 Ye sons and daughters of the King,
Whom heavenly hosts in glory sing,
To-day the grave hath lost its sting.

2 On that first morning of the week,
Before the day began to break,
The Marys went their Lord to seek.

3 An Angel bade their sorrow flee,
For thus he spake unto the three:
'Your Lord is gone to Galilee.'

4 That night the Apostles met in fear,
Amidst them came their Lord most dear,
And said: 'Peace be unto you here!'

5 When Thomas afterwards had heard
That Jesus had fulfilled his word,
He doubted if it were the Lord.

6 'Thomas, behold my side,' saith he,
'My hands, my feet, my body see;
'And doubt not, but believe in me.'

7 No longer Thomas then denied;
He saw the feet, the hands, the side;
'Thou art my Lord and God,' he cried.

8 Blessed are they that have not seen,
And yet whose faith hath constant been,
In life eternal they shall reign.

9 *On this most holy day of days,
To God your hearts and voices raise
In laud, and jubilee, and praise.

10 *And we with Holy Church unite,
As evermore is just and right,
In glory to the King of Light.

Text Information
First Line: Ye sons and daughters of the King
Latin Title: O filii et filiae
Author: Jean Tisserand, b. 1419
Translator: J. M. Neale, 1818-66
Meter: 888 and Alleluyas
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Eastertide; Procession
Tune Information
Arranger: H. Walford Davies
Meter: 888 and Alleluyas
Key: g minor
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, Paris, 1683
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Earlier form

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