730. 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!"
O 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: John A. Riley, 1858-1945
Meter: LM with alleluias
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Ascension of the Lord; All Saints: November 1st; All Souls: November 2nd (11 more...)
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958
Meter: LM with alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Geistliche Kirchengesänge, Cologne, 1623



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