Number: 117
Title: O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing!
Composer: French tune, 15th century Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noels, 1623
Author: Attr. Jean Tisserand (d. 1494) Trans. John Mason Neale, 1852
Scripture: John 20:19-29
Theme: Easter

The following stanzas may be used for the Second Sunday of Easter:

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

1.  O sons and daughters, let us sing!
    The King of heaven, the glorious King,
    O'er death and hell rose triumphing.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

2.  That night the apostles met in fear;
    Among them came their Lord most dear,
    And said, "My peace be with you here."
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

3.  When Thomas first the tidings heard,
    How they had seen the risen Lord,
    He doubted the disciples' word.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

4.  "My pierced side, O Thomas, see;
    My hands, My feet, I show to thee;
    Not faithless, but believing be."
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

6.  How blest are they who have not seen,
    And yet whose faith hath constant been,
    For they eternal life shall win.
    Alleluia! Alleluia!