Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Low Sunday, Lauds

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweThe rosy dawn illumes the sky,
And hymns of praise to Heaven rise,
The world exults with joy, while hell
With terror-stricken fury cries.

While, from death’s caverns underground,
The glorious King of boundless might,
The Patriarchal Senate leads
To freedom in life’s radiance bright.

For He, whose Tomb the stone did mark,
Well sealed, with many a guard around,
Triumphs victorious, and to death
Gives, by His death, its deadly wound.

Let us have done with death and tears,
And think not now of woe and pain,
The radiant Angel cries aloud,
Death’s Conqueror has risen again.

That Thou, O Jesus, to our hearts,
May st e’er true Paschal joy remain,
From evil death, deserved by sin,
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