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 goes before you.”
Christ indeed from death is risen,
Our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Victimae Paschali Laudes, ca. 1030