The United Methodist Hymnal


Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

1.	Ye watchers and ye holy ones, 
	bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones, 
	raise the glad strain, Alleluia!  
	Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers, 
	virtues, archangels, angels' choirs:

	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

2.	O higher than the cherubim, 
	more glorious than the seraphim, 
	lead their praises, Alleluia!  
	Thou bearer of th' eternal Word, 
	most gracious, magnify the Lord: (Refrain)

3.	Respond, ye souls in endless rest, 
	ye patriarchs and prophets blest, 
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  
	Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong, 
	all saints triumphant, raise the song: (Refrain)

4.	O friends, in gladness let us sing, 
	supernal anthems echoing, 
	Alleluia!  Alleluia!  
	To God the Father, God the Son, 
	and God the Spirit, Three in One: (Refrain)

WORDS: John Athelstan Laurie Riley, 1906
MUSIC: Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Theme: Adoration and Praise; Christian Year: All Saints Day; Music and Singing; New Heaven and a New Earth: Communion of the Saints; New Heaven and a New Earth: Communion of the Saints; Opening Hymns; Service Music: Doxology; Testimony and Witness; The Glory of the Triune God: Praise and Thanksgiving