Sequence for Easter

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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

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 >

Translator: Martin L. Seltz

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CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN is derived from the twelfth-century chant melody for "Victimae Paschali laudes" (which also produced CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN, 398). The tune was first published in Joseph Klug's (<a href="/hymn/PsH/126#tuneinfo">PHH 126</a>) <cite>Gei…

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #241Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #371TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #183TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #460Page Scan
Lutheran Worship #10TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #519Text
Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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