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1 All is o'er ; the pain, the sorrow,

Human taunts, and fiendish spite ;
Death shall be despoiled to-morrow
Of the

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he grasps to-night; Yet once more to seal His doom, Christ must sleep within the tomb.

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Close and still the cell that holds Him,

While in brief repose He lies ;
Deep the slumber that enfolds Him,

Veiled awhile from mortal eyes:
Slumber such as needs must be
After hard-won victory.

3 Fierce and deadly was the anguish

Which on yonder Cross He bore;
How did Soul and Body languish,

Till the toil of death was o'er !
But that toil, so fierce and dread,
Bruised and crushed the Serpent's head.

4 All night long, with plaintive voicing,

Chant His requiem soft and low;
Loftier strains of loud rejoicing

From to-morrow's harps shall flow :
“ Death and hell at length are slain,
Christ hath triumphed, Christ doth reign.”

Amen,

7. Moultrie,

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106.
1 Jesus Christ is risen to-day,

Our triumphant holy day,
Who did once upon the cross,
Suffer to redeem our loss.

Hallelujah!

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing

Unto Christ, our heavenly King,
Who endured the cross and grave,
Sinners to redeem and save.

Hallelujah!

3 But the pain which He endured

Our salvation hath procured ;
Now above the sky He's King,
Where the angels ever sing.

Hallelujah!
Book of Common Prayer.

107.
1 CHRIST the Lord is risen to-day,

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Sons of men and angels say:
Raise your joys and triumphs high,
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply.

2 Love's redeeming work is done,

Fought the fight, the battle won :
Lo! our Sun's eclipse is o’er ;
Lo! He sets in blood no more.

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3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal

Christ hath burst the gates of hell !
Death in vain forbids His rise;

Christ hath opened Paradise !
4 Lives again our glorious King :

Where, O Death, is now thy sting?
Once He died, our souls to save:

Where thy victory, O Grave?
5 Hail the Lord of earth and heaven,

Praise to Thee by both be given !
Thee we greet triumphant now!
Hail, the Resurrection Thou !

C. Wesley.
108.
Finita jam sunt prælia.

HALLELUJAH ! Hallelujah !
Finished is the battle now;
The Crown is on the Victor's brow !

Hence with sadness :
Sing with gladness

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
After sharp death that Him befel,
Jesus Christ hath harrowed hell,

Earth is singing,
Heaven is ringing,

Hallelujah! 3

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
On the third morning He arose,
Bright with victory o’er His foes,

Sing we lauding,
And applauding,

Hallelujah!

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Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
He hath closed hell's brazen door,
And Heaven is open evermore !

Hence with sadness :
Sing with gladness

Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Hallelujah !
Lord, by Thy Wounds we call on Thee
So from ill death to set us free,

That our living
Be thanksgiving !

Hallelujah!

7. M. Neale. (tr.)
109.
Ad regias Agni dapes.
AT the Lamb's high feast we sing
Praise to our victorious King,
Who hath washed us in the tide
Flowing from His pierced side;
Praise we Him, whose love divine
Gives His guests His Blood for wine,
Gives His Body for the feast;
Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest.
Where the Paschal Blood is poured,
Death's dark angel sheathes his sword ;
Israel's hosts triumphant go
Through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, Whose Blood was shed,
Paschal Victim, Paschal Bread;
With sincerity and love
Eat the Manna from above.

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3 Risen now no more to die,

Hell's fierce powers beneath Thee lie ;
Thou hast conquered in the fight,
Thou hast brought us life and light :
Now no more can death appal,
Now no more the grave enthral ;
Thou hast opened Paradise,
And in Thee Thy saints shall rise.

4 Easter triumph, Easter joy

Sin alone can this destroy ;
From sin's power do Thou set free
Souls new-born, O Lord, in Thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
Father, unto Thee we raise ;
Risen Lord, all praise to Thee,
With the Spirit, ever be. Amen.

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the Day of Resurrection!
Earth! tell it out abroad !
The Passover of Gladness!

The Passover of God!
From death to life eternal,

From earth unto the sky,
Our Christ hath brought us over,

With hymns of victory.

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Our hearts be pure from evil,

That we may see aright
The Lord in rays eternal

Of Resurrection-Light:

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