208. Ye Sons and Daughters of the King

1 Ye sons and daughters of the King,
Whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing,
Today the grave hath lost its sting:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 On that first morning of the week,
Before the day began to break,
The Marys went their Lord to seek:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

3 An angel bade their sorrow flee,
For thus he spake unto the three:
"Your Lord doth go to Galilee":
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

4 That night the Apostles met in fear;
Amidst them came their Lord most dear
And said: "Peace be unto you here":
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 When Thomas afterwards had heard
That Jesus had fulfilled His word,
He doubted if it were the Lord:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

6 "Thomas, behold My side," saith He,
"My hands, My feet, My body, see;
"And doubt not, but believe in Me":
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

8 Blessèd are they that have not seen
And yet whose faith hath constant been,
In life eternal they shall reign:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

9 On this most holy day of days
To God your hearts and voices raise
In laud and jubilee and praise:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

10 And we with holy Church unite,
As evermore is just and right,
In glory to the King of light:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Ye sons and daughters of the King
Title: Ye Sons and Daughters of the King
Latin Title: O filii et filiae
Translator: John M. Neale (1851)
Author: Unknown (c. 1660)
Meter: 8.8.8., with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Easter
Tune Information
Name: GELOBT SEI GOTT
Composer: Melchior Vulpius (1609)
Meter: 8.8.8., with Alleluias
Key: C Major



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