Christians to the paschal victim
offer sacrifice and praise.
The sheep are ransomed to the lamb
and Christ the undefiled
has 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 did see upon the way:
" The tomb the living did enclose.
I saw Christ's glory as he rose.
Angels there attesting,
shroud with grave clothes resting".
Christ my hope is risen.
He goes before you into Galilee.
Thant Christ is truly risen from the dead we know,
victorious king thy mercy show.
Amen, Alleluia!