Christians, to the Paschal victim
offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems:
Christ, who only is sinless,
reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended
in that combat stupendous:
the Prince of life, who died,
Speak, Mary, declaring
what you saw, wayfaring:
"The tomb of Christ, who is living,
the glory of Jesus' resurrection;
"Bright angels attesting,
the shroud and napkin resting.
"Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he goes before you."
Christ indeed from death is risen,
our new life obtaining;
have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
(Wipo, ca. 1030)