3711. The Lamb's High Banquet We Await

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 hath redeemed our loss;
And tasting of His roseate blood
Our life is hid with Him 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 Paschal Lamb is slain;
The Lamb of God that knows no stain;
The true oblation offered here,
Our own unleavened bread sincere.

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.

Text Information
First Line: The Lamb's high banquet we await
Title: The Lamb's High Banquet We Await
Latin Title: Ad cœnam Agni providi
Author: Anonymous
Translator (from Latin): John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: JESU REDEMPTOR SAECULI, François de la Feillée, Méthode du plain-chant, 1782
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous
Meter: LM
Incipit: 15132 15675 17652
Key: d minor
Source: French church melody
Copyright: Public Domain

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