198. At the Lamb's high feast we sing

1 At the Lamb's high feast we sing
praise to our victorious King,
who hath washed us in the tide
flowing from his piercèd side;
praise we him, whose love divine
gives his sacred blood for wine,
gives his body for the feast,
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

2 Where the Paschal blood is poured,
death's dark angel sheathes his sword;
Israel's hosts triumphant go
through the wave that drowns the foe.
Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
Paschal victim, Paschal bread;
with sincerity and love
eat we manna from above.

3 Mighty victim from the sky,
hell's fierce powers beneath thee lie;
thou hast conquered in the fight,
thou hast brought us life and light.
Now no more can death appal,
now no more the grave enthral:
thou hast opened paradise,
and in thee thy saints shall rise.

4 Easter triumph, Easter joy,
sin alone can this destroy;
from sin's power do thou set free
souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory and of praise,
risen Lord, to thee we raise;
holy Father, praise to thee,
with the Spirit, ever be.

Text Information
First Line: At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Robert Campbell (1814-1868)
Meter: 77 77 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Atonement; Church Year: Easter; Easter (7 more...)
Source: 17th-century form of Ad cenam Agni providi
Tune Information
Name: SALZBURG (Hintze)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Composer: Jakob Hintze (1622-1702)
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: D Major



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