Christus Victima Paschalis Noster

Victimae Paschali laudes immolent Christiani.

To the Paschal Victim let Christians offer praises in immolation.

Agnus redemit oves: Christus innocens Patri reconciliavit peccatores.

The Lamb hath redeemed the sheep; Christ Innocent hath reconciled sinners to the Father.

Mors et vita duello conflixere mirando: dux vitae mortuus, regnat vivus.

Death and Life in marvelous duel collided; the General of Life, having died, reigns now living.

Dic nobis Maria, Quid vidisti in via?

Speak to us, Mary, What didst thou see on the way?

Sepulcrum Christi viventis, et gloriam vidi resurgentis;

The tomb of the Living Christ and Glory Rising Again did I see;

Angelicos testes, sudarium et vestes.

Angelic witnesses, shroud, and robes.

Surrexit Christus spes mea; praecedet suos in Galilaeam.

He hath arisen, Christ My Hope;  He shall precede His own into Galilee.

Scimus Christum surrexisse a mortuis vere; Tu nobis, victor Rex miserere.

We know Christ hath arisen from the dead truly; do You Thou for us, Victor King, have mercy.

Amen. Alleluia.


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