214. The Lamb's High Banquet Called to Share

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1 The Lamb's high banquet called to share,
arrayed in garments white and fair,
the Red Sea past, we long to sing
to Jesus our triumphant king.

2 Upon the altar of the cross,
his body hath redeemed our loss;
and, tasting of his precious blood,
our life is hid with him in God.

3 Protected in the paschal night
from the destroying angel's might,
in triumph went the ransomed free
from Pharaoh's cruel tyranny.

4 Now Christ our passover is slain,
the Lamb of God without a stain;
his flesh, the true unleavened bread,
is freely offered in our stead.

5 O all-sufficient Sacrifice,
beneath thee hell defeated lies;
thy captive people are set free,
and endless life restored in thee.

6 We hymn thee rising from the grave,
from death returning, strong to save;
thine own right hand the tyrant chains,
and paradise for us regains.

7 All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
from death to endless life restored;
all praise to God the Father be
and Holy Ghost eternally.

Text Information
First Line: The Lamb's high banquet called to share
Title: The Lamb's High Banquet Called to Share
Latin Title: Ad cenam Agni
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Easter (season); Easter Vigil; Eucharist (1 more...)
Source: Latin (6th cent.)
Notes: Alt tune: CHURCH TRIUMPHANT 599
Tune Information
Name: ST. VENANTIUS
Harmonizer: Michael Fleming (1928-)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major
Source: Antiphoner, Rouen, 1728
Copyright: Harm. © Hope Publishing Co.
Notes: Alt setting 12



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