48 A SONG OF FAITH
Laudate Deum

Refrain: God raised Christ from the dead,*
the Lamb without spot or stain.
1 Blessèd be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,*
who in his great mercy
   gave us a new birth as his children.
2 He has raised Jesus Christ from the dead,*
so that we have a sure hope in him.
3 We have the promise of an inheritance
   that can never be spoilt,*
because it is kept for us in heaven.
4 The ransom that was paid to free us*
was not paid in silver or gold,
5 But in the precious blood of Christ,*
the Lamb without spot or stain.
6 God raised him from the dead and gave him glory*
so that we might have faith and hope in God.
Glory . . . 1 Peter 1. 3-4, 18-21
God raised Christ from the dead,*
the Lamb without spot or stain.