The words of The Exultet begin with this marvellous exclamation:
Rejoice, heavenly powers!
Sing, choirs of angels!Exult, all creation around God's throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen!Sound the trumpet of salvation!
Rejoice O earth, in shining splendour, radiant in the brightness of your King!
Christ has conquered, glory fill you!Darkness vanishes for ever!
To listen to this wonderful and exultant song, traditionally the first of Easter morning, canted at the lighting of the Paschal Candle, click on the file below.
To view all the words of The Exultet, download the file below.
Our thanks to Tim Rendell for canting the entire Exultet, and recording it for us.