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Christus Surrexit

Jacob Handl (1550-1591)

Original Text

English Translation

Original Text

Christus surrexit.
Mala nostra texit
et quos hic dilexit
hos ad coelos vexit.
Kyrie eleison.

Et si non surrexisset
totus mundus perisset.
Laudemus te hodie
psallentes cantica laetitiae.
Kyrie eleison.

Laudemus te hodie carmine laetitiae.
Kyrie eleison.

English Translation

Christ is risen.
He has covered our evil doings,
and those whom he has loved
he has led to heaven.
Lord, have mercy.

And if he had not risen
the whole world would have perished.
Let us praise you today,
striking up songs of joy.
Lord, have mercy.

Let us praise you today with a song of joy.
Lord, have mercy.

This piece was performed by the SFBC in Jacob Handl: Opus Musicum III on May 14, 2005.

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