241. Christians, to the Paschal Victim

Christians, to the Paschal victim
offer your thankful praises!

A lamb the sheep redeeming:
Christ, who only is sinless,
reconciles a lost world to the Father.

Death and life have contended
in that combat stupendous:
the Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.

Tell, Mary, we will hearken
what you saw in the garden:
"The tomb of Christ, who is living;
the glory of Jesus' resurrection;

bright angels attesting,
the shroud and napkin resting.
For 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. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Christians, to the Paschal victim
Title: Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Author: Wigbert (Wipo of Burgundy) (?-1050?)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Matthew 27:45 - 28:10; Mark 15:40 - 16:20; Luke 24:1-53; John 3:14-21; John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8; 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Topic: Easter (season); Easter Vigil
Source: Translation The Antiphoner and Grail, 1880, alt.
Tune Information
Name: VICTIMAE PASCHALI LAUDES
Composer (attributed to): Wigbert (Wipo of Burgundy), (?-1050?)
Harmonizer: Patrick Wedd
Meter: Irregular
Key: d minor or modal
Source: Plainsong, mode 1
Copyright: Harm. © Patrick Wedd






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