1 Christians, to the paschal victim
offer your thankful praises --
a lamb the sheep redeeming,
Christ, who only is sinless,
reconciling sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended
in that combat stupendous;
the prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
2 Speak, Mary, declaring
what you saw when wayfaring.
"The tomb of Christ, who is living,
the glory of Jesus' resurrection;
bright angels attesting,
the shroud and napkin resting.
My Lord, my hope, is arisen;
to Galilee he will go before you."
3 Christ indeed from death is risen,
our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #371
|First Line:||Christians, praise the paschal victim! (Victimae Paschali laudes)|
|Title:||Sequence for Easter|
|Latin Title:||Victimae Paschali laudes|
|Author (attributed to):||Wipo|
|Translator:||Martin L. Seltz|
|Language:||English; Latin; Spanish|