423. O Sons and Daughters

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

1 O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heav'n, the glorious King,
O'er death today rose triumphing.
Alleluia!

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

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

4 That night the apostles met in fear;
Amidst them came their Lord most dear,
and said, "My peace be on all here."
Alleluia!

5 When Thomas first the tidings heard
How they had seen the risen Lord,
He doubted the disciples' word.
Alleluia!

6 "My wounded side, O Thomas, see;
Behold my hands, my feet," said he,
"Not faithless, but believing be."
Alleluia!

7 No longer Thomas then denied,
He saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"You are my Lord and God," he cried.
Alleluia!

8 How blest are they who have not seen
And yet whose faith has constant been,
For they eternal life shall win.
Alleluia!

9 On this most holy day of days,
To God your hearts and voices raise,
In laud, and jubilee and praise.
Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing
Title: O Sons and Daughters
Latin Title: O filii et filiae
Author: Jean Tisserand, d. 1494
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12; John 20
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Arranger: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: f minor
Source: Mode II
Copyright: Harm. © 1975, GIA Publications, Inc.



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