320. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

1 Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones,
raise the glad strain,
alleluia!
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers,
virtues, archangels, angels' choirs:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

2 O higher than the cherubim,
more glorious than the seraphim,
lead their praises,
alleluia!
Thou bearer of the eternal Word,
most gracious, magnify the Lord,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

3 Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
ye patriarchs and prophets blest,
alleluia,
alleluia!
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
all saints triumphant, raise the song:
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

4 O friends, in gladness let us sing
supernal anthems echoing:
alleluia,
alleluia!
To God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Spirit, Three-in-One,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Title: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Author: J. Athelstan L. Riley (1858-1945)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Scripture: Deuteronomy 33:1-4; Psalm 103; Isaiah 6:1-8; Ezekiel 10:1-22; Luke 1:39-57; Hebrews 11:29 - 12:2; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 19:1-10
Topic: Angels; Communion of Saints; Martyrs3 more...
Copyright: © Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Composer (descant): Christopher Gower (1939-)
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Source: Geistliche Kirchengasänge, Köln, 1623
Copyright: Desc. © Kevin Mayhew Ltd. ; Harm. © Oxford University Press
Notes: Lower key 355; Alt setting and lower key 231



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