53. 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 above,
conqu'ring by the pow'r of love;
thou hast triumphed 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,
nothing now can this destroy;
from sin's pow'r 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
Title: At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Latin Title: Ad regis Agni drapes
Translator: Rpbert Campbell, 1814-1868
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter; Holy Communion; Year A: All Saints' Day (5 more...)
Source: 7th century
Tune Information
Name: SALZBURG
Composer: Jacob Hintze, 1622-1702
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: D Major



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