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184 LUX EOI 85 & 78. D.
ARTHUR S. SULLIVAN
2 Now the iron bars are broken,
Christ from death to life is born, Glorious life, and life immortal,
On this holy Easter morn: Christ has triumphed, and we conquier
By His mighty enterprise, We with Him to life eternal
By His resurrection rise. 3 Christ is risen, Christ, the first-fruits
Of the holy harvest-field,
At His second coming yield:
Will their heads before Him wave,
4 Christ is risen, we are risen!
Shed upon us heavenly grace,
From the brightness of Thy face:
We on earth may fruitful be,
And be ever, Lord, with Thee. 5 Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glory be to God on high;
Who has won the victory;
Fount of love and sanctity;
4 Neither might the gates of death,
Nor the tomb's dark portal,
Hold Thee as a mortal:
Thou didst stand, bestowing
Passeth human knowing. Amen.
Our Christ hath brought us 0 - ver, With hymns of vic - to
2 Our hearts be pure from evil,
That we may see aright
May hear, so calm and plain His own "All hail!" and hearing,
May raise the victor-strain.
3 Now let the heavens be joyful,
Let earth her song begin,
And all that is therein;
Their notes together blend
JOHN OF DAMASCUS. Tr. John M. NEALE
187 SALZBURG 78. D.
2 Where the Paschal blood is poured, Now no more can death appall,
Death's dark angel sheathes his sword; Now no more the grave enthrall;
Thou hast opened Paradise,
Easter triumph, Easter joy, Paschal Victim, Paschal bread;
Sin alone can this destroy; With sincerity and love
From sin's power do Thou set free Eat we manna from above.
Souls new-born, O Lord, in Thee. 3 Mighty Victim from the sky,
Hymns of glory and of praise, Hell's fierce powers beneath Thee lie; Risen Lord, to Thee we raise; Thou hast conquered in the fight,
Holy Father, praise to Thee, Thou hast brought us life and light: With the Spirit, ever be. Amen.
Old Latin Hymn. Tr. Robert Campbelu