45 A SONG OF REDEMPTION
Pater eripuit

Refrain: Christ is the image of the invisible God,*
the first-born of all creation.
1 The Father has delivered us
    from the dominion of darkness,*
and transferred us to the kingdom of his belovèd Son;
2 In whom we have redemption,*
the forgiveness of our sins.
3 He is the image of the invisible God,*
the first-born of all creation.
4 For in him all things were created,*
in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible.
5 All things were created through him and for him,*
he is before all things
   and in him all things hold together.
6 He is the head of the body, the Church,*
he is the beginning, the first-born from the dead.
7 For it pleased God that in him
    all fullness should dwell,*
and through him all things be reconciled to himself.
Glory . . . Colossians 1. 13-20
Christ is the image of the invisible God,*
the first-born of all creation.