Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Apostles in Paschal Time, Lauds

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweThe joy of Easter to the world
By a much brighter sun is told,
When Jesus, shining with new light,
First the Apostles eyes behold.

Radiant as brilliant stars, His Wounds
With wondering delight they see,
And to whate er they see, they bear
Witness with all fidelity.

O Christ, Thou King most merciful,
Do Thou, as King, our hearts possess,
That so our tongues Thy Holy Name,
With praise and thanks may ever bless.

Jesus, that Thou to our poor hearts
Mayst e’er true Paschal joy remain,
From evil death, deserved by crime,
Free us, to life now born again.

Be God the Father glorified,
And He, who rose from death, His Son,
And Thou, the Spirit Paraclete,
While everlasting ages run. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England