Ye Sons and Daughters of the King

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Melody - "Gelobt sei Gott ", Melchior Vulpius 1609; Seq. by Richard Jordan
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Unknown, tr. by John M. Neale, 1851

Ye sons and daughters of the King,
Whom heavenly hosts in glory sing,
Today the grave hath lost its sting:
Alleluia!

2. On that first morning of the week,
Before the day began to break,
The Marys went their Lord to seek:
Alleluia!

3. An angel bade their sorrow flee,
For thus he spake unto the three:
Your Lord is gone to Galilee:
Alleluia!

4. That night the Apostles met in fear,
Amidst them came their Lord most dear
And said: Peace be unto you here:
Alleluia!

5. When Thomas afterwards had heard
That Jesus had fulfilled His word,
He doubted if it were the Lord:
Alleluia!

6. Thomas, behold My side, saith He,
My hands, My feet, My body, see;
And doubt not, but believe in Me:
Alleluia!

7. No longer Thomas then denied;
He saw the feet, the hands, the side;
Thou art my Lord and God, he cried:
Alleluia!

8. Blessed are they that have not seen
And yet whose faith hath constant been,
In Iife eternal they shall reign:
Alleluia!

9. On this most holy day of days
To God your hearts and voices raise
In laud and jubilee and praise:
Alleluia!

10. And we with holy Church unite,
As evermore is just and right,
In glory to the King of light:
Alleluia!

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