(From the Canon of the Resurrection)
ephrixe ge, apestraphe helios
tr., John Brownlie
Then the earth in terror shook,
And the sun grew dark in wonder;
Then the Temple veil was torn,
And the rocks were rent asunder; --
For the Just One, God most glorious,
Died upon the Cross victorious.
O Most High, Whom heaven adores,
Thou wast born to us in weakness,
Bore the scourging and the wounds,
Died upon the Cross in meekness; --
Now o'er death we rise victorious,
By the power of God most glorious.