Author: John Mason Neale Meter: 8.8.8 with refrain Appears in 172 hymnals Scripture: John 20:19-29 First Line: O sons and daughters of the King Lyrics: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 1 O sons and daughters of the King, whom heavenly hosts in glory sing, today the grave has lost its sting. Alleluia! 2 That Easter morn at break of day, the faithful women went their way to seek the tomb where Jesus lay. Alleluia! 3 An angel clad in white they see, who sat and spoke unto the three, "Your Lord has gone to Galilee." Alleluia! 4 When Thomas first the tidings heard that some had seen the risen Lord, he doubted the disciples' word. Lord, have mercy! 5 At night the apostles met in fear; among them came their Master dear and said, "My peace be with you here." Alleluia! 6 "My pierced side, O Thomas, see, and look upon my hands, my feet; not faithless but believing be." Alleluia! 7 No longer Thomas then denied; he saw the feet, the hands, the side. "You are my Lord and God!" he cried. Alleluia! 8 How blest are they who have not seen and yet whose faith has constant been, for they eternal life shall win. Alleluia! Final Ending: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Topics: Biblical Names & Places Thomas; Doubt; Profession of Faith; Easter; Alleluias; Biblical Names & Places Thomas; Doubt; Easter; Eternal Life; Profession of Faith Used With Tune: O FILII ET FILIAE Text Sources: Early 16th cent.