107. O Sons and Daughters

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
whom heavenly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave has 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 sat and spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord has gone to Galilee."
Alleluia!

4 When Thomas first the tidings heard
that some had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.
Lord have mercy!

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

6 "My pierced side, O Thomas, see,
and look upon my hands, my feat;
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!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters of the King
Title: O Sons and Daughters
Translator: John M. Neale (1851)
Publication Date: 2008
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Scripture: John 20:1-29; Matthew 28; John 24:1-49; Mark 16:1-13
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Thomas; Doubt; Post-Resurrection1 more...
Source: Early 16th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noela, Paris, 1623 P.D.



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