The Lamb’s high banquet called to share,Arrayed in garments white and fair,The Red Sea past, we fain would singTo Jesus our triumphant King.
Upon the altar of the crossHis body hath redeemed our loss;And, tasting of His precious blood,Our life is hid with Him in God.
Protected in the Paschal nightFrom the destroying angel’s might,In triumph went the ransomed freeFrom Pharaoh’s cruel tyranny.
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.
O all sufficient Sacrifice,Beneath Thee hell defeated lies;Thy captive people are set free,And crowns of life restored by Thee.
We hymn Thee rising from the grave,From death returning, strong to save;Thine own right hand the tyrant chains,And Paradise for man regains.
All praise be Thine, O risen Lord,From death to endless life restored;All praise to God the Father beAnd Holy Ghost eternally.
The Lamb’s high banquet we awaitIn snow white robes of royal state;And now, the Red Sea’s channel past,To Christ, our Prince, we sing at last.
Upon the altar of the crossHis body hath redeemed our loss;And tasting of His roseate bloodOur life is hid with Him in God.
That Paschal eve God’s arm was bared;The devastating angel spared:By strength of hand our hosts went freeFrom Pharaoh’s ruthless tyranny.
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.
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.
For Christ, arising from the dead,From conquered hell victorious sped;He thrusts the tyrant down to chains,And Paradise for man regains.
See, Father, Thy belovèd Son,Whom here we now present to Thee;The all sufficient Sacrifice,The sinner’s one and only plea.
Through Him we pray for all we love,For all by pain or sin oppressed;For souls departed in Thy fear:O grant them eternal rest.
Wherefore, O Father, we Thy humble servantsHere bring before Thee Christ, Thy well belovèd,All perfect Offering, Sacrifice immortal,Spotless oblation.
See now Thy children, making intercessionThrough Him our Savior, Son of God incarnate,For all Thy people, living and departed,Pleading before Thee.