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170. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

1 O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heaven, the glorious King,
o'er death and hell rose triumphing.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

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

3 An angel clad in white they see,
who sat and spoke unto the three,
"Your Lord doth go to Galilee."
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

4 That night the apostles met in fear;
amidst them came their Lord most dear,
and said, "My peace be on all here."
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

5 So, on this holy day of days,
with faith in God our voices raise,
in laud and jubilee and praise.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

[Additional verses for the Second Sunday of Easter:]
1 When Thomas first the tidings heard,
how they had seen the risen Lord,
he doubted the disciples' word.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

2 "My piercèd side, O Thomas, see;
my hands, my feet, I show to thee;
not faithless, but believing be."
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

3 No longer Thomas then denied;
he saw the feet, the hands, the side;
"Thou art my Lord and God," he cried.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

4 How blest are they who have not seen,
and yet whose faith has constant been,
for they eternal life shall win.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Text Information
First Line: O sons and daughters, let us sing!
Title: O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing
Author: Jean Tisserand
Translator: John Mason Neale (1851)
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Meter: 8 8 8 with hallelujahs
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Easter; Angels; Biblical Characters: Thomas (25 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: F. R. C. Clarke (1970)
Meter: 8 8 8 with hallelujahs
Key: A Major
Source: Airs sur les hymnes sacrez Paris 1623
Copyright: Arrangement copyright © 1971 F. R. C. Clarke.

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