Author: Jean Tisserand (d. 1494); John Mason Neale (1818-1866) Hymnal: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #431a (2008) Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias Hymnal Title: Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing! Lyrics: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
1 O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heaven, the glorious King,
o'er death and hell rose triumphing.
2 That Easter morn, at break of day,
the faithful women went their way
to seek the tomb where Jesus lay:
3 An angel clad in white they see,
who sat, and spoke unto the three,
'Your Lord goes on to Galilee.'
4 That night the apostles met in fear;
amidst them came their Lord most dear,
and said, 'My peace be on all here.'
5 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
he doubted if it were their Lord;
until he came and spoke the word:
6 'My piercèd side, O Thomas, see;
behold my hands, my feet,' said he;
'not faithless, but believing be.'
7 No longer Thomas then denied;
he saw the feet, the hands, the side;
'You are my Lord and God,' he cried:
8 How blest are they who have not seen,
and yet whose faith has constant been,
for they eternal life shall win:
9 On this most holy day of days,
our hearts and voices, Lord, we raise,
in in this triumphant hymn of praise:
Alleluia! Topics: Christian Year Easter; Doubt Scripture: John 20:1-29 Languages: English Tune Title: O FILII ET FILIAE