Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor,
First begotten from the dead,
You alone, our strong defender,
Lifting up Your people’s head.
Alleluia, 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.
Alleluia, We worship join with them.
Paschal Lamb Your off’ring finished
Once for all when You were slain,
In its fullness undiminished
Shall forevermore remain.
Alleluia, Cleansing from every stain.
Life imparting heav’nly manna,
Stricken rock with streaming side,
Heav’n and earth with loud hosanna
Worship You the Lamb who died.
Alleluia, Ris’n ascended, glorified!