Saturday, April 10, 2004

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,
reigns immortal.

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)

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