206. O sons and daughters, let us sing

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

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

3. When Thomas first the tidings heard,
how they had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.
Alleluia!

4. "My pierced side, O Thomas, see;
my hands, my feet, I show to thee;
not faithless, but believing be."
Alleluia!

5. No longer Thomas then denied,
he saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"Thou art my Lord and God," he cried.
Alleluia!

6. 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!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing
Original Language: Latin
Author (attributed to): 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
Arranger: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Key: g minor
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noƫls, 1623 (melody)



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