Ye Dear-Bought Christians

Ye dear-bought Christians, come and sing
The paschal praises of your King,
The spotless Lamb who paid for you
The ransom to His Father due,
The ransom to His Father due.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

For you has dawned the Lord’s own day
To drive all grief and gloom away;
Your King has risen from the dead,
And all His foes are captive led,
And all His foes are captive led.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Now sin and sorrow, death and pain
On Him have spent their might in vain;
No more should they your hearts appall,
For Christ has overcome them all,
For Christ has overcome them all.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

With faithful heart and gladsome voice
In Christ, your risen Lord, rejoice:
For He, Whose might o’ercame the grave,
Will all repentant sinners save,
Will all repentant sinners save.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

John G. Hacker, Catholic Hymnal (New York: Schwartz, Kirwin & Fauss, 1920).

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