104. 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 pierc├Ęd side;
Praise we him whose love divine
Gives the guests his blood for wine,
Gives his body for the feast,
Love the Victim, Love 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.
Christ, the Lamb whose blood was shed,
Paschal victim, Paschal bread!
With sincerity and love
Eat we Manna from above.

3 Mighty Victim from on high,
Powers of hell beneath thee lie;
Death is broken in the fight,
Thou hast brought us life and light.
Now thy banner thou dost wave,
Conquering Satan and the grave.
See the prince of darkness quelled;
Heaven's bright gates are open held.

4 Paschal triumph, Paschal joy,
Only sin can this destroy;
From sin's death do thou set free,
Souls re-born, dear Lord, in thee.
Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto thee we raise.
Risen Lord, all praise to thee,
Ever with the Spirit be.

Text Information
First Line: At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Original Language: Latin
Author: Robert Campbell, 1814-68
Meter: 77 77 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Eastertide
Source: Latin Breviary hymn
Tune Information
Composer: J. Hintze, 1622-1702
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: D Major

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