Latinised Hymns

He is risen, he is risen!

He is risen, he is risen!
Tell it with a joyful voice;
He has burst his three days' prison;
Let the whole wide earth rejoice.
Death is conquered, man is free,
Christ has won the victory.

Come, ye sad and fearful-hearted,
With glad smile and radiant brow;
Lent's long shadows have departed,
All his woes are over now,
And the Passion that he bore:
Sin and pain can vex no more.

Come, with high and holy hymning
Chant our Lord's triumphant lay;
Not one darksome cloud is dimming
Yonder glorious morning ray, '
Breaking o'er the purple east:
Brighter far our Easter-feast.

C.F. Alexander

Eia! mortuis elatum
laeta vox enuntiet.
Tertia die levatum
tota terra celebret.
Liber homo. mors abest
victa, victor Christus est.

Tristes vos et tremefacti,
nunc estote hilares:
angor eius et peracti
quadraginta sunt dies;
liber est doloribus
nec malis obnoxius.

Vos augete nunc canorem
quem triumphans exigit;
matutinum hunc nitorem
nulla nubes occulit,
cuï, quamvis rutilet,
Pascha nostrum praenitet.

MM 21–23.4.01