"Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones"
                         by John A.L. Riley, 1853-1945
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 334

	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!
	2. O higher than the cherubim,
	More glorious than the seraphim,
	Lead their praises, Alleluia!
	Thou Bearer of the eternal Word,
	Most gracious, magnify the Lord,
	Alleluia! Alleluia!
	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,
	Alleluia! Alleluia!
	4. O friend, in gladness let us sing,
	Supernal anthems echoing,
	Alleluia! Alleluia!
	To God the Father, God the Son,
	And God the Spirit, Three in One,
	Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #475 Text: Ps. 148 Author: John A.L. Riley, 1906 Tune: "Lasst uns erfreuen" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Kirchengesaeng_ Town: Cologne, 1623
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