Sequence for Easter

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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!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #371

Author (attributed to): Wipo

Wipo (Wippo or Wigbert), a native of Burgundy, chaplain ot Emperor conrad IIl, A. D. 1000, Authroship is claimed for him, but not definitely estabished. Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Translator (English): Peter J. Scagnelli

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First Line: Christians, praise the paschal victim! (Victimae Paschali laudes)
Title: Sequence for Easter
Latin Title: Victimae Paschali laudes
Author (attributed to): Wipo
Translator (English): Peter J. Scagnelli
Meter: Irregular
Language: English; Latin; Spanish
Copyright: English tr. © 1983, Peter J. Scagnelli




CHRIST IST ERSTANDEN is derived from the twelfth-century chant melody for "Victimae Paschali laudes" (which also produced CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN, 398). The tune was first published in Joseph Klug's (PHH 126) Geistliche Lieder (1533). This ancient tune, originally in Dorian mode, consists of sever…

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Catholic Book of Worship III #690
Common Praise (1998) #241Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #371TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #183TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #460Page Scan
Lutheran Worship #10TextPage Scan
The New English Hymnal #519
Include 7 pre-1979 instances