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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:
R: 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.
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.
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.
Lyrics: John A. L. Riley, in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 519.