475. 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,
Virtues, archangels, angels’ choirs,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 O higher than the cherubim,
More glorious than the seraphim,
Lead their praises, Alleluia!
Thou Bearer of th’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!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Title: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Author: John A. L. Riley (1905)
Meter: L.M., with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church: Communion of Saints
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Meter: L.M., with Alleluias
Key: E♭ Major
Source: "Geistliche Kirchengesäng", Cologne, 1623



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

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.