1 My daughters and my sons hear tell -
The king of heaven, the glorious king
is risen today from death and hell.
2 Now Mary and Salome come
to show their last love for their friend,
and fit his body for the tomb.
3 Amazed, they hear the angel's word,
whose shining form confronts their fear,
'In Galilee you'll find your Lord!'
4 His followers huddle in despair,
when suddenly he's in the room
saying, 'My peace is yours to share,'
5 But Thomas, lonely in his grief,
hears only later, 'He is risen',
and simply cannot find belief.
6 'Look, Thomas, see my wounded side.
Reach out, and touch my feet and hands,
then dare believe that I'm alive.'
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!'
8 How happy those who come to faith,
although they have not seen the Lord
for they shall have eternal life -
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #363
|First Line:||My daughters and my sons hear tell|
|Title:||O Filii et Filiae|
|Latin Title:||O filii et filiae|
|Meter:||8.8.8 with alleluia|
|Copyright:||© 1993, Stainer & Bell, Ltd. and Methodist Church (UK), division of Education and Youth (Admin. Hope Publishing Company)|