362. 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 wounded side.

2 Praise we Christ, whose love divine
gives his sacred blood for wine,
gives his Body for the feast --
Christ the victim, Christ the priest.

3 Where the paschal blood is poured,
death's dread angel sheathes the sword;
Israel's hosts triumphant go
through the wave that drowns the foe.

4 Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
paschal victim, paschal bread;
with sincerity and love
eat we manna from above.

5 Mighty victim from the sky,
hell's fierce pow'rs beneath you lie;
you have conquered in the fight,
you have brought us life and light.

6 Now no more can death appall,
now no more the grave enthrall;
you have opened paradise,
and your saints in you shall rise.

7 Easter triumph, Easter joy,
this alone can sin destroy!
From sin's pow'r, Lord, set us free,
newborn souls in you to be.

8 Father, who the crown shall give,
Savior, by whose death we live,
Spirit, guide through all our days:
Three in One, your name we praise.

Text Information
First Line: At the Lamb's high feast we sing
Title: At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing
Translator: Robert Campbell, 1814-1868 (alt.)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 4
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Easter; Holy Communion
Source: Latin hymn, 17th cent.
Tune Information
Meter: 7 7 7 7 4
Key: D Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren Kirchengeseng, 1566

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