O God come to our aid.
O Lord make haste to help us.
Glory be .. ……..
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
,your sweetest notes employ,
the Paschal victory to hymn
To strains of holy joy.
How Judah’s Lion burst his chains,
And crushed the serpents head;
And brought with him, from deaths domain,
The long imprisoned dead.
From hells devouring pray
Alone our leader bore;
his ransomed host pursue their way,
Where death had gone before.
Triumphant in his glory now, his sceptre rulers all:
Earth, heaven and hell before his bow
and at his footstool fall
While joyful thus his praise we sing,
His mercy we implore,
Into his palace bright we bring, and keep us evermore.
All glory to the Father be,
all glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost to thee,
While endless ages run.
God raised Jesus from the dead, and for many days he appeared to those who had accompanied him from Galilee to Jerusalem: and it is those same companions of his who are now his witnesses before the people.
Let us pray
Lord our God,
In the resurrection of Christ
you created us anew for eternal life.
Grant your people firmness in faith and constancy in hope;
Let us never doubt that you will fulfill
what we know you have promised.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever