|Text:||The Lamb's high banquet we await|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale, 1818-1866|
|Tune:||DEUS TUORUM MILITUM|
1 The Lamb’s high banquet we await
In snow-white robes of royal state,
And now, the Red Sea’s channel past,
To Christ our Prince we sing at last.
2 Upon the altar of the Cross
His Body has redeemed our loss,
And tasting of his precious Blood,
Our life is hid with Christ in God.
3 That Paschal eve God’s arm was bared,
The devastating angel spared;
By strength of hand our hosts went free
From Pharaoh’s ruthless tyranny.
4 Now Christ our Passover is slain,
The Lamb of God that knows no stain,
And he, the true unleavened Bread,
Is truly our oblation made.
5 *O thou from whom hell’s monarch flies,
O great, O very Sacrifice,
Thy captive people are set free,
And endless life restored in thee.
6 *For Christ, arising from the dead,
From conquered hell victorious sped,
He thrusts the tyrant down to chains,
And Paradise for man regains.
7 Maker of all, to thee we pray,
Fulfil in s thy joy today;
When death assails, grant, Lord, that we
May share thy Paschal victory.
8 To thee who, dead, again dost live,
All glory, Lord, thy people give,
All glory to the Father be
And spirit blest, eternally. Amen.
|First Line:||The Lamb's high banquet we await|
|Latin Title:||Ad cenam Agni providi|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)|
|Topic:||The Christian Year: Eastertide; Office Hymn|
|Source:||Latin, probably 7th century|
|Notes:||Alternative tune RESURREXIT 100b|
|Name:||DEUS TUORUM MILITUM|
|Source:||Grenoble Church Melody|
|Copyright:||Harm. by permission of Canterbury Press Norwich|