Scripture Verse

Come and dine. John 21:12

Introduction

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Charles B. Widmeyer
1884–1974

Words: Charles B. Wid­mey­er, 1906. Wid­mey­er wrote this song to go with a ser­mon he was pre­par­ing on John 21:12.

Music: Charles B. Wid­mey­er, ar­ranged by S. H. Bol­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bol­ton’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Jesus has a table spread
Where the saints of God are fed,
He invites His chosen people,
Come and dine;
With His manna He doth feed
And supplies our every need:
O ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!

Refrain

Come and dine, the Master calleth,
Come and dine;
You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;
He who fed the multitude,
Turned the water into wine,
To the hungry calleth now,
Come and dine.

The disciples came to land,
Thus obeying Christ’s command,
For the Master called unto them,
Come and dine;
There they found their heart’s desire,
Bread and fish upon the fire;
Thus He satisfies the hungry every time.

Refrain

Soon the Lamb will take His bride
To be ever at His side,
All the host of Heaven will assembled be;
O ’twill be a glorious sight,
All the saints in spotless white;
And with Jesus they will feast eternally.

Refrain