Easter Sunday Sequence


Sequence

Christians, to the Paschal Victim
  offer sacrifice and praise.
The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;
and Christ, the undefiled,
hath sinners to his Father reconciled.

Death with life contended:
  combat strangely ended!

Life’s own Champion, slain,
  yet lives to reign.

Tell us, Mary: 
  say what thou didst see 
  upon the way.

The tomb the Living did enclose;
I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!

The angels there attesting;
shroud with grave-clothes resting.

Christ, my hope, has risen:
he goes before you into Galilee.

That Christ is truly risen
  from the dead we know.
Victorious king, thy mercy show!

 

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Christians, to the Paschal Victim
  offer sacrifice and praise.
The sheep are ransomed by the Lamb;
and Christ, the undefiled,
hath sinners to his Father reconciled.

Death with life contended:
  combat strangely ended!

Life’s own Champion, slain,
  yet lives to reign.

Tell us, Mary: 
  say what thou didst see 
  upon the way.

The tomb the Living did enclose;
I saw Christ’s glory as he rose!

The angels there attesting;
shroud with grave-clothes resting.

Christ, my hope, has risen:
he goes before you into Galilee.

That Christ is truly risen
  from the dead we know.
Victorious king, thy mercy show!