Victimae paschali

                                                                                  Schola Sancte Scholasticae and St. Cecilia's Abbey, UK

                                                                                                                       Pluscarden Abbey, Scotland

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To the Paschal Victim, Christians, offer a sacrifice of praise. 

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2.  The Lamb has ransomed his sheep; the innocent Christ
     has reconciled sinners with the Father.

3.  Death and life confronted each other in a prodigious
     battle; the Prince of life who died, now reigns living. 

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4.  Tell us, Mary, what did you see upon the way? 
5.  I saw the sepulcher of the living Christ; I saw the glory
     of the Risen One. 

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6.  I saw the angels, his witnesses, the shroud and the

7.  Christ, my Hope, is risen; he will go before his own into

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8.  We know that Christ is truly risen from the dead;

9.  O Victorious King, have mercy on us.

Easter Sequence

In the Extraordinary Form of the Mass the Sequence follows the Alleluia chant.  In the Ordinary Form the Sequence precedes the Alleluia chant; therefore, the ending “Amen. Alleluia” is omitted.  

Note:  Music from the Parish Book of Chant (CMAA, 2012, page 142) and used with permission from The Church Music Association of America. Book can be purchased at  and is also available by download from

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