holy communion

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
First-begotten from the dead, thou alone, our strong
defender, liftest up thy people’s head.
Alleluia, alleluia, Jesus, true and living bread.

Prince of Life, for us Thou livest,
by Thy body souls are healed; Prince of Peace,
thy peace Thou livest, by Thy blood is pardon sealed.
Allelujah hallelujah Word of God in flesh revealed.

Paschal Lamb, Thy offering, finished
Once for all when Thou wast slain, in its fullness
undiminished shall forevermore remain,
alleluia, alleluia, cleansing souls from every stain.

Great high priest of our profession,
through the veil thou enterdest in; by thy mighty
intercession grace and mercy thou canst win:
alleluia, alleluia, only sacrifice for sin.