Psalm text (Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23)

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
for His mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Israel say,
His mercy endures forever.

The right hand of the Lord has struck with power.
The right hand of the Lord is exalted.
I shall not die but live,
and declare the works of the Lord.

The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the Lord has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.



Gospel Verse (1 Cor 5:7b-8a)

Christ our paschal lamb has been sacrificed; let us feast with joy in the Lord.



Psalm text (Victimae Paschali Laudes)


Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems;
Christ, who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring
What you saw, wayfaring.
"The tomb of Christ, who is living,
The glory of Jesus' resurrection;
bright angels attesting,
The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he goes before you."
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Amen. Alleluia.

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