Sunday, 15 May 2016

To the women at the grave - Peter Damian

To the women at the grave,
Tidings sweet the angel gave,
"Christ is risen; haste away,
To the sad Apostles say; —
'Go with speed to Galilee,
There will you the Master see' "

Lo, the chosen seed are free
From Egyptian slavery;
By the waves o'erwhelmed, the foe
Curbed and broken, lieth low;
Let the world with glory ring
Jesus lives, our Lord and King.

Evermore, O Christ, to thee
Glory, praise and love shall be,
Who triumphant over doom,
Conquered death and broke the tomb;
Equal honour to the Sire
And the Spirit's heavenly fire.

Peter Damian (988 - 1072) Italy
Translated by Daniel Jospeh Donahoe
Source: Early Christian hymns, Series II: translations of the verses of the early and middle ages by Daniel Jospeh Donahoe, 1911

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