Come and dine.@John 21:12
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Joseph Stennett (1663-1713)

Joseph Stennett (1663-1713). This hymn is not in Stennett’s Works, but appears in Rippon’s 1787 Baptist Selection, attributed to Stennett; Julian states it was probably supplied to Rippon by Stennett’s grandson Samuel.

Downs Lowell Mason, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason (1792-1872)

Lord, at Thy table I behold
The wonders of Thy grace;
But most of all admire that I
Should find a welcome place.

I, that am all defiled with sin,
A rebel to my God;
I, that have crucified His Son,
And trampled on His blood.

What strange, surprising grace is this,
That such a soul has room!
My Savior takes me by the hand,
My Jesus bids me come.

Eat, O My friends, the Savior cries,
The feast was made for you;
For you I groaned, and bled, and died,
And rose, and triumphed, too.

With trembling faith, and bleeding hearts,
Lord, we accept Thy love;
’Tis a rich banquet we have had,
What will it be above?

Ye saints below, and hosts of Heaven,
Join all your praising powers;
No theme is like redeeming love,
No Savior is like ours.

Had I ten thousand hearts, dear Lord,
I’d give them all to Thee;
Had I ten thousand tongues, they all
Should join the harmony.