Latinised Hymns

Our Lord is risen from the dead

Our Lord is risen from the dead;
Our Jesus is gone up on high;
The powers of hell are captive led,
Dragged to the portals of the sky.

There his triumphant chariot waits,
And angels chant the solemn lay:
Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates;
Ye everlasting doors, give way.

Loose all your bars of massy light,
And wide unfold the ethereal scene:
He claims these mansions as his right:
Receive the King of Glory in.

Who is this King of Glory? Who?
The Lord that all our foes o'ercame,
The world, sin, death and hell o'erthrew:
And Jesus is the Conqueror's name.

C. Wesley

Surrexit Orco Dominus;
elatus Jesus est supra;
it vinctus inferum chorus
et tractus est sub aethera.

Victrices exspectant rotae,
en! angelorum cantica:
Caelorum porta, pandere!
Aeterna cede ianua!

Ut aether hic appareat,
laxate claustra luminis,
et Rex introrsus veniat;
hic iure enim locatur is.

Scitisne Rex quis ille sit?
Nostrorum victor hostium:
is dira cuncta subdidit;
Jesumque nominant eum.

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