202. The Lamb's high banquet called to share

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

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-186
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Latin, 7th-8th cent.; Other translators also
Tune Information
Adapter: A. Gregory Murray, b. 1905
Arranger: Roy F. Kehl, b. 1935
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Plainsong, Mode 8, Paris MS., 12th cent.
Copyright: Melody rhythmic reconstruction © 1960. A. Gregory Murray. Used by permission.

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