This hymn was composed as a response hymn to the Exsultet, the great prayer of praise offered at the beginning of the Easter Vigil service. Originally written in 8 stanzas, it can easily be shortened.
Set to the tune Personent Hodie, it is especially effective as a parallel hymn to "On this Day, Earth Shall Ring," the famous Christmas Carol set to the same music.
For a history of Personent Hodie, see:
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On this Night, Let us Sing!
Response hymn to the Exsultet for Easter Vigil
Hymn score - verses 1,3-5,8
Complete Text (8 verses)