Latinised Hymns

Jesus Christ is risen today

Jesus Christ is risen today,
our triumphant holy day,
who did once upon the cross,
suffer to redeem our loss.

Hymns of praise then let us sing,
unto Christ, our heavenly King,
who endured the cross and grave,
sinners to redeem and save.

But the pains which he endured,
our salvation have procured,
now above the sky he's King,
where the angels ever sing.

Lyra Davidica

Festo Christus hoc die
resurrexit splendide,
olim qui in Cruce nos
emit ante perditos.

Rex caelestis canticis
noster est laudabilis,
mortem passus in Cruce
peccatorum nomine.

At tormentum quod tulit
nobis salutare fit;
Rex et audit is supra
angelorum carmina.

MM Easter 1999 (4–5.4.99)