202 The Lamb's high banquet called to share

The Hymnal 1982 202

The Lamb's high banquet called to share

ad cenam agni providi
John Mason Neale, 1818-186
A. Gregory Murray, b. 1905; Roy F. Kehl, b. 1935
Text Source(s)
Latin, 7th-8th cent.; Other translators also
Tune Source(s)
Plainsong, Mode 8, Paris MS., 12th cent.

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.

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