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                                                                                                                         Pluscarden Abbey, Scotland

                                  Refrain:

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Refrain:  Hail, great day, in all time most worthy of veneration, for
               today God conquered Hell while holding his place in heaven
. 


                                 Repeat refrain:

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                                 Verses:

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1.  Look, the Spring-time beauty of the world bears witness: giving
     back its Lord it gives also all gifts.   Refrain.


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2.   For everywhere the groves with leaves and the meadows with
      flowers lend their support to Christ as he triumphs over dismal
      hell.
 Refrain.


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3.  Seeing the human race submerged in the depths, you became
     yourself a man, in order to rescue mankind.    Refrain.


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4.  The dire chains of the law of hell have lost their power. Chaos
     quakes to see itself overwhelmed by the appearance of light.
 
     Refrain.


* Note:  Recording contains 4 verses. Others available depending on source. "Cantus Selecti" contains 7 verses.


Easter

Processional hymn


Note: The above music is from the Cantus Selecti (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1949, page 59) which is in public domain and may purchased at  solesmes.com  .

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