The Fifth: The Graves Opening
We must open because we are unlocked
by the World-Redeemer’s death, which is our key.
Resurrection, from within the grave, prepares for victory,
and makes of Death itself the greatest mockery:
it has shot itself with its own arrow.
Death ate itself to death on Life—oh, such a trick!
We, companions of His victory, willingly release
the pawn entrusted to us for a time.
Up, up, you sleepers! Help us rejoice!
The Prince of Life has triumphed; celebration has begun.
Follow the All-Conquering Hero—as in suffering,
so now in glory—to adorn the splendor of his victory.
On Resurrection Day, our mouths will open,
as will the ocean’s throat, and you will rise.