207. 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 pierced 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 on high,
hell's fierce powers beneath thee lie;
death is broken in the fight,
thou has brought us life and light.
Now no more can death appal,
now no more the grave enthral!
Thou has opened paradise,
and in thee thy saints shall rise.

4 This, our gift of Easter joy,
sin alone can now destroy;
from sin's power do thou set free
souls new-born, O Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto thee we raise;
risen Lord, all 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 cenam Agni
Translator: Robert Campbell (1814-1868) (alt.)
Meter: 77 77D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter (season); Easter Vigil; Eucharist (1 more...)
Source: Latin, 1632
Tune Information
Composer: Jakob Hintze (1622-1702)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Arranger (alt. harm.): Derek Holman (1931-)
Meter: 77 77D
Key: D Major
Copyright: Alternate harmonization © Derek Holman

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