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Motet Translations

Jonathan Bailey Holland: "The Mystery"

Easter sequence

Victimae paschali laudes immolent Christiani.
Agnus redemit oves: Christus innocens Patri reconciliavit peccatores.
Mors et vita duello conflixere mirando: dux vitae mortuus, regnat vivus.
Dic nobis Maria, quid vidisti in via?
Sepulcrum Christi viventis, et gloriam vidi resurgentis
Angelicos testes, sudarium, et vestes.
Surrexit Christus spes mea: praecedet vos
in Galilaeam.
Scimus Christum surrexisse a mortuis vere:
tu nobis, victor Rex, miserere.
Amen. Alleluia.

Let Christians offer sacrificial praises to the passover victim.
The lamb has redeemed the sheep:
The Innocent Christ has reconciled the sinners to the Father.
Death and life contended in a spectacular battle: the Prince of life, who died, reigns alive.
Tell us, Mary, what did you see on the way?
"I saw the tomb of the living Christ and the glory of his rising,
The angelic witnesses, The clothes and the shroud."
"Christ my hope is arisen; into Galilee, he will go before his own."
We know Christ is truly risen from the dead!
To us, victorious King, have mercy!
Amen. Alleluia.