1. At Cana's wedding feast, the guests
with your dear presence, Lord, were blessed.
Their eyes were dimmed with common wine,
but to your own, you gave a sign
that laws and rites were soon to cease
for God himself was at their feast.
And when they'd drunk, they tasted how
you'd saved the best of wines till now.
2. And then at table with your few,
you showed the covenant made new.
The paschal bread and wine you gave
for us became the means to save
the world from sin and stubborn ways
and us from death and hell to raise.
And when we drink, by faith we know
you've saved the best of wines till now.
3. And when in heaven we shall sup
and at the Lamb's feast drain the cup,
no mystic wine or sacred bread
shall stand between us in your stead;
but that bright banquet's hosts shall be
the blessed holy Trinity.
And then we'll know, all sorrows past,
you've saved the best of wines till last.