O filii et filiae

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O filii et filiae

O filii et filiae is a twelve-stanza Latin hymn that is sung at Easter and in the Easter octave .

O filii et filiae
You Christians, sing with joy

The text was written in 1494 by the French Franciscan Jean Tisserand and originally consisted of only nine stanzas. With a late Gregorian melody he achieved great popularity in France and from there spread to the English-speaking countries and also to Germany. The hymn served as the basis for numerous musical arrangements.

The Praise of God Song No. 322, You Christians, Singing Delighted, is based on the translation by Christoph Moufang from 1865 and the melody periodized in three beats .


  • Gastoué: L'O filii, ses origines, son auteur . In: Tribune de Saint-Gervais . April 1907, p. 82-90 .
  • Hugh Henry:  O Filii et Filiae . In: Catholic Encyclopedia , Volume 11, Robert Appleton Company, New York 1911.

Web links

Commons : O filii et filiae  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. An overview can be found in Dennis Schmidt: An Organist's Guide to Resources for the Hymnal . 1991, ISBN 978-0-89869-192-4 , pp. 138 sqq .