Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Day: Christ is Risen!

Detail: "Resurrection", Albrecht Altdorfer, 1518

Sequence: Victimae Paschali Laudes

CHRISTIANS, to the Paschal Victim
offer sacrifice and praise.

The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;
and Christ, the undefiled,
hath sinners
to his Father reconciled.

Death with life contended:
combat strangely ended!
Life's own Champion, slain,
yet lives to reign.

Tell us, Mary:
say what thou didst see upon the way.

The tomb the Living did enclose;
I saw Christ's glory as He rose!

The angels there attesting;
shroud with grave-clothes resting.

Christ, my hope, has risen:
He goes before you into Galilee.

That Christ is truly risen
from the dead we know.
Victorious King, Thy mercy show!
Amen. Alleluia.

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From all here at the NLM, to each and every one of you, a very blessed and holy Easter.

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