318. Ye Sons and Daughters of the King

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters of the King
whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave hath lost its sting.

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

3 An angel bade their sorrow flee,
for thus he spoke unto the three:
"Your Lord is gone to Galilee."

4 That night th'apostles met in fear;
amidst them came their Lord most dear,
and said, "Peace be unto you here."

5 What Thomas afterwards had heard
that Jesus had fulfilled his word,
he doubted if it were the Lord.

6 "Thomas, behold my side," said he;
"my hands, my feet, my body see,
and doub not, but believing be."

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

8 How blest are they who have not seen,
and yet whose faith has 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.

Text Information
First Line: Ye sons and daughters of the King
Title: Ye Sons and Daughters of the King
Original Language: Latin
Author: J. Tisserand
Translator: J. M. Neale (1851)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia!
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Biblical Characters: Mary Magdalene; Biblical Characters: Thomas
Source: O filii et filiae
Tune Information
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: Melody c. 15th century

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