Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor,
First begotten from the dead,
You alone, our strong Defender,
Lifting up Your people’s head.
Jesus, true and living Bread!
Tho’ the lowliest form now veil You
As of old in Bethlehem,
Here as there Your angels hail You
Branch and Flow’r of Jesse’s stem.
We in worship join with them.
Paschal Lamb, Your offering finished
Once for all when You were slain,
In its fullness undiminished
Shall forevermore remain.
Cleansing souls from every stain.
Life imparting heavenly manna,
Smitten rock with streaming side,
Heaven and earth with loud hosanna
Worship You the Lamb who died.
Risen, ascended, glorified!