Christ Triumphant (Cristo Trionfante)
Lyrics by G. R. Woodward *
Music by Pietro A. Yon
Rejoice, good Christians, raise the strain;
The Crucified is risen:
The soldier-guard was all in vain;
The Lord hath burst his prison;
Seal, napkin, earthquake, moon by night
Bear witness, with the Angels bright
To Jesu’s Resurrection. Alleluia.
This holiest day, sing high, sing low,
And let the merry anthem flow,
Benedicamus Domino, Alleluia.
O mighty conquerer in the strife,
Thine enemies be scatter’d:
Thy springing forth from death to life
The gates of hell hath shatter’d:
From Pharao’s yoke this victory
Hath set thy captive people free:
Hosanna in the highest. Alleluia.
Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
* from “Songs of Syon”
copyright 1924 by J. Fischer and Bro.