Victimae Pascali

Christians, to the Paschal victim
Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeemeth:
Christ, who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.

[Men sing] Speak, Mary, declaring
What you saw, wayfaring.

[Women sing] The tomb of Christ, who is living,
The glory of Jesus’ resurrection;
Bright angels attesting,
The shroud and napkin resting.
Yea, Christ my hope is arisen;
To Galilee he goes before you.

[All] Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Amen, Alleluia!

~ Latin, words and tune attributed to Wigbert (Wipo) of Burgundy, c. 1050

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About middlingpoet

From the Gawain poet to Rainer Maria Rilke: I love traditional poetry.
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