O sons and daughters let us sing

Refrain:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O sons and daughters, let us sing!
The King of heaven, the glorious King,
o’er death today rose triumphing.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Refrain

That Easter morn, at break of day,
the faithful women went their way
to seek the tomb where Jesus lay.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Refrain

An angel clad in white they see,
who sat, and spake unto the three,
“Your Lord doth go to Galilee.”
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Refrain

That night the apostles met in fear;
amidst them came their Lord most dear,
and said, “My peace be on all here.”
Alleluia!

On this most holy day of days
to God your hearts and voices raise,
in laud and jubilee and praise.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Refrain

Words: attributed to Jean Tisserand, fifteenth century; trans. John Mason Neale, 1851;
Tune: O FILII ET FILIAE (Jean Tisserand, d. 1494)

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