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369. O Sons and Daughters

Alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

1 O sons and daughters of the King,
whom heav'nly hosts in glory sing,
today the grave has lost its sting.

2 That Easter morn at break of day,
the faithful women went their way
to seek the tomb where Jesus lay.

3 An angel clad in white they see,
who sits and speaks unto the three,
"Your Lord will go to Galilee."

4 That night the apostles met in fear;
among them came their Master dear
and said, "My peace be with you here."

5 On this most holy day of days,
be laud and jubilee and praise:
to God your hearts and voices raise.

6 When Thomas first the tidings heard
that some had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.

7 "My pierced side, O Thomas, see,
and look upon my hands, my feet;
not faithless but believing be."

8 No longer Thomas then denied;
he saw the feet, the hands, the side.
"You are my Lord and God!" he cried.

9 How blessed 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 of the King
Title: O Sons and Daughters
Author: Jean Tisserand
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851, alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8. with Refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter; Christian year--Easter
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Elizabeth Poston
Meter: 8.8.8. with Refrain
Key: g minor
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez (1623)
Copyright: © 1967 by Elizabeth Poston. All rights controlled by Cambridge University Press Reprinted with permission

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