This day, O Christ, we celebrate Thy victory over death. Bring to us new life of body through this nourishment, and new life of soul by Thy presence with us now and help us to say with Thy servant of old, “Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(A William Nyce., and Hubert Bunyea. Grace Before Meals. Philadelphia, PA, 1911)