Scripture Verse

O grave, where is thy victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55

Introduction

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George H. Trabert
(1843–1931)

Words: Early La­tin (Ad Coe­nam Ag­ni Pro­vi­di). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Swe­dish by Olav­us Pe­tri (1493–1552) (Nu Kom­men är vår Pås­ka­fröjd), and from Swe­dish to Eng­lish by George H. Tra­bert (1843–1931), alt.

Music: All­mächt­ig­er Gott Jo­hann Crü­ger, 1640 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Splendor Pa­ter­nae, Plain­song, Mode I (🔊 pdf nwc)
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Johann Crüger
(1598–1662)

Lyrics

O Paschal feast, what joy is thine!
We praise, dear Lord, Thy name divine,
For Thou hast triumphed o’er the tomb;
No more we need to dread its gloom.

The tree where Thou wast offered up
Now bears the fruit of life and hope;
Thy precious blood for us was shed
That we might eat of heav’nly bread.

We thank Thee, Jesus, that Thy hand
Hath freed us from sin’s galling band;
No more its bondage need we fear,
The year of liberty is here.

O Paschal Lamb, God’s holy Son,
Through whom redemption now is won,
Thou givest saving strength indeed
In all our conflicts, all our need.

As Thou didst rise on Easter Day,
Help us to rise from sin, we pray;
And at the end of earthly strife
Raise us, O Lord, to endless life.