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O Filii et Filiae

Representative Text

1 My daughters and my sons hear tell -
The king of heaven, the glorious king
is risen today from death and hell.
Alleluia, alleluia.

2 Now Mary and Salome come
to show their last love for their friend,
and fit his body for the tomb.
Alleluia, alleluia.

3 Amazed, they hear the angel's word,
whose shining form confronts their fear,
'In Galilee you'll find your Lord!'
Alleluia, alleluia.

4 His followers huddle in despair,
when suddenly he's in the room
saying, 'My peace is yours to share,'
Alleluia, alleluia.

5 But Thomas, lonely in his grief,
hears only later, 'He is risen',
and simply cannot find belief.
Alleluia, alleluia.

6 'Look, Thomas, see my wounded side.
Reach out, and touch my feet and hands,
then dare believe that I'm alive.'
Alleluia, alleluia.

7 And now he knows it is the Lord.
He sees the hands, the feet, the side.
He cries for joy 'You are my God!'
Alleluia, alleluia.

8 How happy those who come to faith,
although they have not seen the Lord
for they shall have eternal life -
Alleluia, alleluia.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #363

Author: Jean Tisserand

Died: 1494, Par­is, France. A Fran­cis­can monk, Tis­ser­and found­ed an or­der for pen­i­tent wo­men. He is al­so said to have writ­ten a wor­ship ser­vice com­mem­o­rat­ing Fran­cis­cans mar­tyred in Mo­roc­co in 1220. Lyrics: O FILII ET FILIAE, Rex coe­les­tis, Rex glor­i­ae O Sons and Daugh­ters, Let Us Sing! Young Men and Maids, Re­joice and Sing www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Translator: Janet Wootton

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Text Information

First Line: My daughters and my sons hear tell
Title: O Filii et Filiae
Latin Title: O filii et filiae
Author: Jean Tisserand
Translator: Janet Wootton
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluia
Language: English
Copyright: © 1993, Stainer & Bell, Ltd. and Methodist Church (UK), division of Education and Youth (Admin. Hope Publishing Company)



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #209


Together in Song #363

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