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At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing. Latin, Roman Breviary, 1632, translated by Robert Campbell* (1814-1868). This is a translation of ‘Ad regias Agni dapes’*, a hymn in the Roman Breviary (1632) derived from ‘Ad cenam Agni providi’* (pre-8th-century). Campbell’s translation appeared in Hymns and Anthems for Use in the Holy Services of the Church within the United Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane (Edinburgh, 1850). It preceded John Mason Neale*’s ‘The Lamb’s high banquet called to share’*, from ‘Ad coenam…’. Both hymns appeared in the First Edition of A&M, and continued in successive editions; both were in EH. Neale’s disappeared from A&M after A&MR, but Campbell’s has...

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