733. At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

1 At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Praise to our victorious King,
Who has washed us in the tide
Flowing from his pierced side.

2 Praise we him, whose love divine
Gives his sacred blood for wine,
Gives his body for the feast,
Christ the Victim, Christ the Priest.

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.

4 Now no more can death appall,
Now no more the grave enthrall;
Thou hast opened Paradise,
And in thee thy saints shall rise.

5 Easter triumph, Easter joy,
Sin alone can this destroy;
From sin's power do thou set free
Souls newborn, O Lord in thee.

6 Hymns of glory, songs of praise,
Father, unto thee we raise:
Risen Lord, all praise to thee
With the Spirit ever be.
Alleluia! Amen.

Text Information
First Line: At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Title: At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing
Translator: Robert Campbell, 1814-68 (cento, alt.)
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7. 4
Publication Date: 1969
Topic: The Christian Year: Eastertide
Source: 17th-century Office hymn
Notes: Latin: Ad regias agni dapes
Tune Information
Meter: 7. 7. 7. 7. 4
Key: D Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren's Gesangbuch, 1566, alt.; 15th-century tune

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