So far in 2023, 13 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

Your donation:

457. O Sons and Daughters of the King

Find hymn on One License

Use coupon code "HYMNARY10" for 10% off One License subscription purchases (excludes single-use licenses)

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave has lost its sting!

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

3 An angel bade their sorrow flee,
for thus he spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord will go to Galilee."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

4 That night th'apostles met in fear;
among them came their Lord most dear
and said, "My peace be with you here."

5 When Thomas afterwards had heard
that Jesus had fulfilled his word,
he doubted that it was the Lord.

6 "Behold my hands, my feet," said he,
"my wounded side, O Thomas, see,"
and doubt not but believe in me."
Alleluia! [Refrain]

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

8 How blest are they who have not seen
and yet whose faith has constant been;
in life eternal they shall reign.

9 On this most holy day of days
to God your hearts and voices raise
in laud and jubilee and praise.
Alleluia! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters of the King
Title: O Sons and Daughters of the King
Author: Jean Tisserand, d. 1494 (abr.)
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Easter
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: Rory Cooney, b. 1952
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: French, 15th cent.
Copyright: Setting © 1999 GIA Publications, Inc.

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us