Scripture Verse

The Lord’s table. 1 Corinthians 10:21

Introduction

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John Wesley
1703–1791

Words: John Wes­ley, 1746.

Music: Author of Life John Stain­er, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John Stainer
1840–1901

Lyrics

Author of life di­vine,
Who hast a ta­ble spread,
Furnished with mys­tic wine
And ev­er­last­ing bread,
Preserve the life Thy­self hast giv­en,
And feed and train us up for Heav’n.

Our needy souls sus­tain
With fresh sup­plies of love,
Till all Thy life we gain,
And all Thy full­ness prove,
And, strength­ened by Thy per­fect grace,
Behold with­out a veil Thy face.

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Supper at Emmaus
Willem Herreyns
1743–1827