320. 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 the eternal Word,
most gracious, magnify the Lord,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
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, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

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,
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia,
alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Ye watchers and ye holy ones
Title: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
Author: J. Athelstan L. Riley (1858-1945) (alt.)
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Angels; Communion of Saints; Martyrs (3 more...)
Copyright: © Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Composer (descant): Christopher Gower (1939-)
Meter: LM with Alleluias
Source: Geistliche Kirchengasänge, Köln, 1623
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press; Desc. © Kevin Mayhew Ltd.
Notes: Lower key 355; Alt setting and lower key 231



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