The Easter Sequence
Victimae Paschali laudes –
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!
~Easter Sequence, LBW 137