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

(no biographical information available about Peter J. Scagnelli.) Go to person page >

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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; Spanish; Latin
Copyright: English tr. © 1983, Peter J. Scagnelli



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