Sequence for Easter

Representative Text

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

Translator: Martin L. Seltz

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Author (attributed to): Wipo

Wipo (Wippo or Wigbert), a native of Burgundy, chaplain ot Emperor conrad IIl, A. D. 1000, Authroship is claimed for him, but not definitely estabished. Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #36


Common Praise (1998) #241

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #371

Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #421

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #396

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Lutheran Service Book #460

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Lutheran Worship #10


The Hymnal 1982 #183


The New English Hymnal #519

Include 8 pre-1979 instances
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