Ye Sons and Daughters of the Lord
Al-le-lu-ya, al-le-lu-ya, al-le-lu-ya
Ye sons and daughters of the Lord! The king of glory, king adored, This day himself from death restored. Alleluya!
All in the early morning grey Went holy women on their way, To see the tomb where Jesus lay. Alleluya!
Of spices pure a precious store In their pure hands those women bore To anoint the sacred body 0'er. Alleluya!
Then straightway one in white they see, Who saith, Ye seek the Lord; but he Is risen, And gone to Galilee. Alleluya!
Tis told they Peter, told they John; Who forthwith to the tomb are gone, But Peter is by John outrun. Alleluya!
That self-same night, while out of fear The doors were shut, their Lord most dear To his apostles did appear. Alleluya!
But Thomas, when of this he heard, Was doubtful of his brethren's word; Wherefore again there comes the Lord. Alleluya!
Thomas, behold my side, saith he; My hands, my feet, my body see, And doubt not; but believe in me. Alleluya!
When Thomas saw that wounded side, The truth no longer he denied; Thou art my Lord and God! he cried. Alleluya!
Oh, blest are they who have not seen Their Lord, and yet believe in him! Eternal life a waiteth them. Alleluya!
Now let us praise the Lord most high. And strive his name to magnify On this great day, through earth and sky. Alleluya!
Whose mercy ever runneth o'er; Who men and angel hosts adore; To him be glory evermore. Alleluya!
Category: Easter / Pentecost