Resurrection of Jesus, by Anton von Werner, Berlin Cathedral
Resurrection of Jesus, by Anton von Werner, Berlin Cathedral

Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.


Christ rising again (1589), from Songs of sundrie natures, no. 46–47, composed by William Byrd (c.1540-1623)

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Wisdom 3:1-3 [Latin]

1 Justorum autem animae in manu Dei sunt, et non tanget illos tormentum mortis.

Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori, et aestimata est afflictio exitus illorum,

et quod a nobis est iter exterminium; illi autem sunt in pace:

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The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
    and no torment shall touch them.
They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;
    and their passing away was thought an affliction
    and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.


Justorum animae, from Gradualia I, no. 31 (1605), composed by William Byrd (1539/40-1623)

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Detail of an 18th-century posthumous engraving of William Byrd by Gerard Vandergucht, after Niccolò Haym.
Detail of an 18th-century posthumous engraving of William Byrd by Gerard Vandergucht, after Niccolò Haym.

Psalm 48:9-10,1 [Latin]

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.


Suscepimus Deus – Justitia – Magnus Dominus, from 1605 in Gradualia I, no. 1 – by William Byrd (1539/40-1623)

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William Byrd
William Byrd

John 14:18; 16:22 (Latin)

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.


Non vos relinquam orphanos (1607) from Gradualia II, no. 37, by William Byrd (1539/40 or 1543 – 1623)

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