Scripture Verse

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast. 1 Corinthians 5:7–8


John M. Neale

Words: Un­known au­thor (Ad cœ­nam Ag­ni pro­vi­di). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John M. Neale (1818–1866) and oth­ers.

Music: Pad­ding­ton (Red­head) Ri­chard Red­head, Church Hymn Tunes 1853 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Ad Cœ­nam Ag­ni, Mech­lin tune (🔊 pdf nwc)
Richard Redhead


The Lamb’s high banquet called to share,
Arrayed in garments white and fair,
The Red Sea past, we fain would sing
To Jesus our triumphant King.

Upon the altar of the cross
His body hath redeemed our loss;
And, tasting of His precious blood,
Our life is hid with Him in God.

Protected in the Paschal night
From the destroying angel’s might,
In triumph went the ransomed free
From 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 be
And Holy Ghost eternally.