Author: Jean Tisserand; J. M. Neale Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias Appears in 185 hymnals First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing Refrain First Line: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleuia! Lyrics: Alleluia, alleluia,
1 O sons and daughters of the King,
whom heavenly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave has lost its sting.
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 has gone to Galilee."
4 When Thomas first the tidings heard
that some had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.
Lord, have mercy!
5 At night the apostles met in fear;
among them came their Master dear
and said, "My peace be with you here."
6 "My pierced side, O Thomas, see,
and look upon my hands, my feet;
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.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Psalter Hymnal, 1987 Topics: liturgical Scripture Songs Text Sources: Latin Hymn, 13th cent.
O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing!