Scripture Verse

Go quickly and tell His disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him. Matthew 28:7


John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Words: Jean Tis­se­rand (?–1494) (O fi­lii et fi­li­ae, Rex coe­les­tis, Rex glo­ri­ae). First pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Pa­ris, 1525. Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale, Med­iæ­val Hymns, 1851.

Music: O Fi­lii et Fi­li­ae French tune, 15th Cen­tu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Tis­se­rand (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The Holy Women at the Tomb
William Bouguereau (1825–1905)

O sons and daugh­ters, let us sing!
The King of Hea­ven, the glo­ri­ous King,
Over death to­day rose tri­um­phing.
Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!

That East­er morn, at break of day,
The faith­ful women went their way
To seek the tomb where Je­sus lay.
Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!

An an­gel clad in white they see,
Who sat, and spake un­to the three,
Your Lord doth go to Ga­li­lee.
Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!

That night th’apos­tles met in fear;
Amidst them came their Lord most dear,
And said, My peace be on all here.
Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!

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

My pierc­èd side, O Tho­mas, see;
My hands, My feet, I show to thee;
Not faithl­ess but be­liev­ing be.

Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!

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

How blessed are they who have not seen,
And yet whose faith has con­stant been;
For they eter­nal life shall win.
Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!

On this most ho­ly day of days
Our hearts and voic­es, Lord, we raise
To Thee, in ju­bi­lee and praise.
Alleluia! Al­le­lu­ia!