Category Archives: Easter

The Cross Hath Won the Field

A good hymn for Ascension Sunday, no? *        *        *        *        * Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass, Ye bars of iron, yield, And let the King of Glory pass; The cross is in the field. That banner, … Continue reading

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The sepulcher

Here, where our Lord once laid his head, Now the grave lies buriéd. ~ Richard Crashaw, 1613-1649

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An Easter Psalm

Psalm 45 Of the King of heavenly beauty I will sing an anthem rare: Lily of the Valley is he, Fairer than our flesh is fair. Where He is, the sweetness fully Of all graces gathers there. Gird Thyself with … Continue reading

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Resurrectus est

The Christians of the 11th century put it well: Christians, to the paschal victim Offer your thankful praises! A Lamb the sheep redeemeth: Christ, who only is sinless, Reconcileth sinners to the Father; Death and life have contended In that … Continue reading

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Most Glorious Lorde of Lyfe

Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin, And having harrowed hell, didst bring away Captivity thence captive, us to win: This joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin, And grant … Continue reading

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This joyful Eastertide Away with sin and sorrow! My Love, the Crucified, Hath sprung to life this morrow. Had Christ, that once was slain, Ne’er burst his three-day prison, Our faith had been in vain: But now hath Christ arisen. … Continue reading

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The Convert

After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And I came out where the old road shone white, I walked the ways and heard what all men said, Forests of tongues, … Continue reading

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