Praise the Paschal Victim

Midieval Easter Hymn (still in use today):
Victimae Paschali Laudes

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 combat stupendous:
the Prince of life, who died,
reigns immortal.

Speak, Mary, declaring
what thou sawest, wayfaring:

“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 will go before you.”

Christ indeed from death is risen
our new life obtaining;
have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!

Amen.

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