"CHRISTIANS, TO THE PASCHAL VICTIM..."
I'm back in CT for a few days celebrating the Triduum, and mourning the passion of Terri Schiavo (and it's meaning...) with my family. No blogging likely for a few days. Until whenever, here's my favorite Easter tradition...
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,
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 will go before you."
Christ indeed from death is risen,
our new life obtaining;
have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!