183. Christians, to the Paschal victim

1. Christians, to the Paschal victim
offer your thankful praises!

2. A lamb the sheep redeemeth:
Christ, who only is sinless,
reconcileth sinners to the Father.

3. Death and life have contended
in that combat stupendous:
the Prince of life, who died,
reigns immortal.

4. Speak, Mary, declaring
what thou sawest, wayfaring:

5. "The tomb of Christ, who is living,
the glory of Jesus' resurrection;

6. bright angels attesting,
the shroud and napkin resting.

7. Yea, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he will go before you."

8. Christ indeed from death is risen,
our new life obtaining;
have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!

Amen. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Christians, to the Paschal victim
Original Language: Latin
Author: Wigbert [Wipo of Burgundy], d. 1050?
Meter: Irr.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: The Antiphone and Grail, 1880, alt. (tr.)
Tune Information
Name: VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES
Composer (melody, attr.): Wigbert [Wipo of Burgundy], d. 1050?
Meter: Irr.
Key: D Major
Source: Plainsong, mode 1



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