175. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

1 Ye watchers and ye holy ones,
Bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones,
Raise the glad strain: "Alleluia!"
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, pow'rs,
Archangels, virtues, angel choirs:
"Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2 O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises; "Alleluia!"
Thou bearer of the eternal Word,
Most gracious, magnify the Lord:
"Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3 Respond, ye souls in endless rest,
Ye patriarchs and prophets blest:
"Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong,
All saints triumphant, raise the song:
"Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4 O friends, in gladness let us sing,
Supernal anthems echoing:
"Alleluia! Alleluia!"
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One:
"Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Title: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Author: J. Athelstan Riley, 1858-1945
Meter: 888 888 and alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Lesser Festivals; Angels; Celebration, Jubilation (1 more...)
Source: The English Hymnal
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Meter: 888 888 and alleluias
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Geistlicher Kirchengesänge, Köln, 1623; Setting: The English Hymnal
Copyright: Setting by permission of Oxford University Press
Notes: Setting now Public Domain in US



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