471. O Sons and Daughters of the King

Alleluia! alleluia! alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
Whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing,
Today the grave hath lost its sting!
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 sits and speaks unto the three,
"Your Lord will go to Galilee."
Alleluia!

4 That night the Apostles met in fear;
Among them came their master dear
And said: "My peace be with you here."
Alleluia!

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

6 "My pierced side, O Thomas, see,
And look upon My hands, My feet;
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 that have not seen
And yet whose faith has constant been,
For they eternal life shall will.
Alleluia!

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

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, d. 1494
Translator: Jonn Mason Neale
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 888 and alleluias
Scripture: Mark 16:5-7; John 20:24-29
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Meter: 888 and alleluias
Key: d minor or modal



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