212. O Sons and Daughters of the King

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
whom heavenly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave has lost its sting!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 That Easter morn at break of day,
the faithful women went their way
to seek the tomb where Jesus lay.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 An angel clad in white they see,
who sits and speaks unto the three,
"Your Lord has gone to Galilee."
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 That night apostles met in fear;
among them came their Master dear
and said, "My peace be with you here."
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5 On this most holy day of days
be laud and jubilee and praise:
to God your hearts and voices raise.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters of the King
Title: O Sons and Daughters of the King
Author (attributed to): Jean Tisserand
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Publication Date: 2010
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Scripture: Luke 24:36; Mark 16:1-7; Matthew 28:1-7
Topic: God the Son: Eastertide; Christian Year-Eastertide
Tune Information
Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1609)
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Key: C Major
Source: Harmony from The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941

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