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Psalms for Easter

He is risen ...

Thine is the Glory...

Stabat Mater .... (in Latin and Italian)

HE IS RISEN ......... Words ; Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander
Said the angel, "He is risen !"  
Tell it out with joyful voice.  
He has burst His three days' prison ;  
Let the whole wide earth rejoice. 2.
Death is conquered, we are free, Come, ye sad and fearful hearted,
Christ has won the victory. With glad smile and radiant brow !
  Death's long shadows have departed,
  All our woes are over now.
3. Due to passion that He bore --
Come, with high and holy hymning, Sin and pain can vex no more.
Chant our Lord's triumphant day ;  
Not one darksome cloud is dimming  
Yonder glorious morning ray,  
Breaking over the purple east : 4.
Brighter far our Easter feast. He is risen, He is risen !
  He has opened heaven's gate.
  We are free from sin's dark prison,
  Risen to a holier state;
5. And a brighter Easter beam
Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! On our longing eyes shall stream
Heart and voice to heaven raise,  
Sing to God a hymn of gladness,  
Sing to God a hymn of praise.  
He who on the cross a ransom  
For the world's salvation bled, 6.
Jesus Christ the King of glory Christ is risen, Christ is firstfruits
Now is risen from the dead. Of the holy harvest field.
  Which will all its full abundance,
  At his glorious advent, yield ;
  Then the golden ears of harvest
7. Will before His presence wave.
Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! Rising in His sunshine joyous
Glory be to God above ! From the furrow of the grave
Hallelujah, to the Saviour,  
Fount of life and source of love ;  
Hallelujah, to the Spirit  
Let our high ascriptions be;  
Hallelujah, now and ever,  
To the blessèd Trinity.  


(The music for this psalm can be heard on the Norwegian page - "Salmer og sanger")

Thine is the glory, risen, conqu'ring Son ;  
Endless is the victory, Thou o'er death hast won.  
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,  
Kept the folded grace clothes where Thy body lay.  
  Refrain ;
  Thine is the glory, risen conqu'ring Son,
  Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o'er death hast won
Lo ! Jesus met us, risen from the tomb ;  
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom ;  
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing
For her Lord now lliveth, death hath lost its sting  
  Refrain .......
No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life ;  
Lifte is naught without Thee ; aid us in our strife  
Make us more than conqu'rors, through Thy deathless love
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.  
  Refrain .......

I. Solo and chorous   I. Soli e coro  
Stabat Mater dolorosa   La Madre addolorata stava  
Juxta crucem lacrimosa   in lacrime accanto alla croce,
Dum pendebat Filius   mentre il Figlio vi stava appeso.
Cuius animam gementem,   L'anima gemente di Lei,  
Contristatam et dolentem,   afflitta e sofferente,  
Pertransivit gladius.   l'aveva trapassata una spada  
O quam tristis et afflicta   Oh, quanto triste e afflitta  
Fuit illa benedicta   era quella Madre benedetta  
Mater Unigeniti   d'un Figlio unigenito.  
Quae morebat et dolebat,   Restava li' e soffriva,  
Pia Mater, dum viddebat   la pia Madre, guardando  
Nati poenas incliti   le pene del figlio divino.  
II. Solo   II. Soli  
Quis est homo qui non fleret,   Quale uomo non piangerebbe
Matrem hristi si videret   vedendo la Madre di Cristo  
In tanto supplicio ?   pstire cosi ? atire cosi ?  
Quis non posset contristari   Chi non riuscirebbe a rattristarsi
Christi Matrem contemplari   contemplando la Madre di Cristo
Dolentem cum Filio   soffrire con il Figlio ?  
Pro peccatis suae gentis   Per i peccati del suo popolo  
Vidit Jesum in tormentis   Ella vide Gesù torturato  
Et flagelli subditum   e percosso con flagelli.  
Vidit suum dulcem Natum   Ella vide il dolce nato,  
Moriendo desolatum   abbandonato nel momento della morte,
Dum emisit spiritum   esalare l'ultimo respiro.