One Monk of the Order of Saint Benedict

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The Word of God and the Body of God reveal each other -- the homily worships both.

April 21, 2006

For the Season of the Resurrection: The Daily Morning Hymn of the Church

This is a poetic translation of the version Benedictine monasteries have sung for centuries.

A ruddy glow lights up the dawn,
The sky with praise resounds;
The earth, exulting, shouts for joy,
Whilst rage all hell confounds,

When our most brave, unvanquished King,
Who broke death's force amain,
And trod hell 'neath his victor's foot,
The wretched frees from pain.

He, whom a stone in tomb enclosed
By soldiers guarded well,
Comes forth, decked out in royal pomp,
As Victor over hell.

In vain are now the rage, the groans,
The cry that through hell rings:
"The Lord has truly risen!" now
A shining angels sings.

We ask thee, Author of all things,
Throughout this Easter glee
To guard thy faithful flock, and it
From death's attack to free.

All glory be to thee, O Lord,
Arisen from the dead,
To Father and the Spirit too
Be thanks forever said.

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To see also the Evening Hymn of the Church, click on: HERE.

That God Be Glorified in All


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