"Ye Sons and Daughters of the King"
                              by unknown, c. 1600
                    Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Ye sons and daughters of the King,
        Whom heavenly hosts in glory sing,
        Today the grave hath lost its sting:
        2. On that first morning of the week,
        Before the day began to break,
        The Marys went their Lord to seek:
        3. An angel bade their sorrow flee,
        For thus he spake unto the three:
        "Your Lord is gone to Galilee":
        4. That night the Apostles met in fear,
        Amidst them came their Lord most dear
        And said: "Peace be unto you here":
        5. When Thomas afterwards had heard
        That Jesus had fulfilled His word,
        He doubted if it were the Lord:
        6. "Thomas, behold My side," saith He,
        "My hands, My feet, My body, see;
        "And doubt not, but believe in Me":
        7. No longer Thomas then denied;
        He saw the feet, the hands, the side;
        "Thou art my Lord and God," he cried:
        8. Blessed are they that have not seen
        And yet whose faith hath constant been,
        In Iife eternal they shall reign:
        9. On this most holy day of days
        To God your hearts and voices raise
        In laud and jubilee and praise:
        10. And we with holy Church unite,
        As evermore is just and right,
        In glory to the King of light:

Notes: Hymn #208 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 20 Author: unknown, c. 1600 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1851 Titled: "O filii et filiae" Composer: Michael Vulpius, 1609 Tune: "Gelobt sei Gott"
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