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

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweO’er the sad burial of the Christ,
With grief were the Apostles filled,
The Christ, whom by a cruel death,
His sacrilegious slaves had killed.

But to the Women, with fair speech,
The truthful Angel had foretold,
Soon, face to face, the Christ shall bring
Joy to the Faithful of His Fold.

And, while the Apostles grief to assuage,
At once with the good news they run,
To Christ’s own Blessed Feet they cling,
As He upon their pathway shone.

Then the Apostles take their way
To Galilea’s mountain height,
And there their love is satisfied,
By Jesus kind and blissful light.

Jesus, that Thou to our poor hearts
May’st 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