MARY MAGDALENE.We have arisen early, yet the sun
|Oertakes us ere we reach the sepulchre,|
|To wrap the body of our blessed Lord|
|With our sweet spices.|
MARY, MOTHER OF JAMES. Lo, this is the garden,
|And yonder is the sepulchre. But who|| 5|
|Shall roll away the stone for us to enter?|
MARY MAGDALENE.It hath been rolled away! The sepulchre
|Is open! Ah, who hath been here before us,|
|When we rose early, wishing to be first?|
MARY, MOTHER OF JAMES.I am affrighted!
MARY MAGDALENE. Hush! I will stoop down
|And look within. There is a young man sitting|
|On the right side, clothed in a long white garment!|
|It is an angel!|
THE ANGEL. Fear not; ye are seeking
|Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified.|
|Why do ye seek the living among the dead?|| 15|
|He is no longer here; he is arisen!|
|Come see the place where the Lord lay! Remember|
|How He spake unto you in Galilee,|
|Saying: The Son of Man must be delivered|
|Into the hands of sinful men; by them|| 20|
|Be crucified, and the third day rise again!|
|But go your way, and say to his disciples,|
|He goeth before you into Galilee;|
|There shall ye see Him as He said to you.|
MARY, MOTHER OF JAMES.I will go swiftly for them.
MARY MAGDALENE, alone, weeping. They have taken
|My Lord away from me, and now I know not|
|Where they have laid Him! Who is there to tell me?|
|This is the gardener. Surely he must know.|
CHRISTUS.Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou?
MARY MAGDALENE.They have taken my Lord away; I cannot find Him.
|O Sir, if thou have borne him hence, I pray thee|
|Tell me where thou hast laid Him.|
MARY MAGDALENE. Rabboni!