203. O sons and daughters, let us sing

Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia!

1. O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heaven, the glorious King,
o'er death and hell rose triumphing.
Alleluia, alleluia!

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

3. An angel clad in white they see,
who sat, and spake unto the three,
"Your Lord doth go to Galilee."
Alleluia, 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, alleluia!

5. On this most holy day of days,
to God your hearts and voices raise,
in laud and jubilee and praise.
Alleluia, alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing
Original Language: Latin
Author (attr.): Jean Tisserand, 15th cent.
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Name: O FILII ET FILIAE
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noëls, 1623 (melody); Hymnal 1982 (harm.)
Copyright: Harmonization © The Church Pension Fund



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