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The schola of the Abbey of Gethsemani sings the Easter chant Resurrexi - "I have risen."

The words are from selected verses of Psalm 138/139, the famous "vocation" psalm - "O Lord you search me and you know me."  This psalm was also the basis for the wonderful poem "The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson, written in the late 19th century.

 

 

These are the words in Latin:

Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum, alleluia:
posuisti super me manum tuam, alleluia:
mirabilis facta est scientia tua, alleluia.

Domine, probasti me, et cognovisti me:
tu cognovisti sessionem meam,
et resurrectionem meam.

(Repeat first part)

Literally, this means,

I have risen, and I am now with you, alleluia:
you have placed your hand upon me, alleluia:
your knowledge is wonderful, alleluia.

O Lord you search me and you know me:
you know my resting and my rising.

 

 

It is easy to see how these words could have been put into Christ's mouth on the Easter vigil by the ancient Church.

All of the visuals were filmed at the Abbey over the past few months ("now" being April, 2014).  It has been a long, cold and snowy winter in Kentucky, and spring coincides beautifully with Easter and its message.