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Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 090
Text: John Athelstan Laurie Riley
Music: Geistliche Kirchengesange; Harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tune: LASST UNS ERFREUEN, Meter: 88.44.88 with Refrain

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:  
	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!  

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