Author: Jean Tisserand; John Mason Neale Hymnal: Voices United #170 (1996) Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing! Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Lyrics: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
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 doth go 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 So, on this holy day of days,
with faith in God our voices raise,
in laud and jubilee and praise.
[Additional verses for the Second Sunday of Easter:]
1 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
how they had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.
2 "My piercèd side, O Thomas, see;
my hands, my feet, I show to thee;
not faithless, but believing be."
3 No longer Thomas then denied;
he saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"Thou art my Lord and God," he cried.
4 How blest are they who have not seen,
and yet whose faith has constant been,
for they eternal life shall win.
Topics: The Christian Year Easter; Angels; Biblical Characters Thomas; Biblical Characters Wome at the Tomb; Biblical Narrative; Biblical Places Galilee; Christian Year Easter; Doubt; Faith; Hallelujah; Jesus Christ Kingship, Conqueror; Jesus Christ Resurrection; Music and Singing; Praise; Service Music Gathering, Call to Worship, Greeting; Trust; Victory; Worship; Easter 1 Year A; Easter 2 Year A; Easter 3 Year A; Pentecost Year A; Easter 1 Year B; Easter 2 Year B; Pentecost Year B; Easter 1 Year C; Easter 2 Year C; Easter Evening Year ABC Languages: English Tune Title: O FILII ET FILIAE
O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing