Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of Christ

Christ Risen from the Tomb, by Bergognone c. 1490

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is over, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!


Remember, during Easter we pray the Regina Coeli instead of the Angelus.

A very joyous and blessed Easter to each and every one of you.


Tracy said...

Happy Easter Esther:-)

Adrienne said...

Esther - Happy and blessed Easter to you and your family...

GrandmaK said...

Happy Easter!!!!! Cathy

Charity Therese said...

Happy Easter Aunty Esther!!! Hope you and your family have a very joyous day!!! ^_^

Esther G. said...

Thank you CT!

Mimi said...

Christ is Risen! A Blessed Easter!

Esther G. said...

Thank you my friend! Are you also celebrating the Lord's Resurrection? I know the Greek Orthodox celebrate at a later date?

Mimi said...

This year (and next) our Pascha and your Easter are on the same date - it is not common to have them coincide, and very uncommon to have them coincide two years in a row.

I'm put out because I like to get my candy half off ;)