633. 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 piercèd side.
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!

4 Praise we Christ, whose blood was shed,
Paschal victim, paschal bread;
With sincerity and love
Eat we manna from above.
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!

6 Now no more can death appall,
Now no more the grave enthrall;
You have opened paradise,
And Your saints in You shall rise.
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!

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.
Alleluia!

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
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 77 77 4
Scripture: Exodus 12:22; Matthew 26:26-28; John 6:32-35; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57
Topic: The Lord's Supper
Source: Latin, c. 5th-10th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SONNE DER GERECHTIGKEIT
Arranger: Jan O. Bender, 1909-94
Meter: 77 77 4
Key: D Major
Source: Kirchengeseng, Ivancice, 1566
Copyright: Setting © 1969 Concordia Publishing House



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