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)