Hymn: The Lord is ris’n indeed! (NEH 118)
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The Regina Coeli
Joy to thee, O Queen of heaven, alleluia:
He who thou was meet to bear, alleluia:
He has risen as he said, alleluia:
Pour for us to God thy prayer, alleluia!
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord is Risen indeed, alleluia.
Priest: Let us pray.
O God, who by the Resurrection of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
didst vouchsafe to give joy to the whole world:
we beseech thee, that through the intercession of his Mother, the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
through the same Christ our Lord.
Sung in place of the Angelus during the season of Easter and attributed to Saint Gregory who is said to have heard angels singing the first three lines while he was taking part in a procession in Rome. He added the fourth line later. This translation fits with the hymn tune EASTER HYMN (NEH 110), used at St. Martin’s. https://hymnary.org/hymn/NEH1985/110
Chorale Prelude: Christ ist erstanden v.3 BWV 627 - J.S. Bach
We should all be joyful at this,
Christ wants to be a consolation.
Lord have mercy
The final verse of three from this Easter chorale prelude, set by Bach in The Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book). Bach writes a pedal part that suggests Christ stamping down the power of death in his ‘harrowing of hell’.