455. My God, and is thy table spread

1 My God, and is thy table spread,
and doth thy cup with love o'erflow?
Thither be all thy children led,
and let them all thy sweetness know.

2 Hail, sacred feast which Jesus makes,
rich banquet of his flesh and blood!
Thrice happy he who here partakes
that sacred stream, that heavenly food.

3 Why are its bounties all in vain
before unwilling hearts displayed?
Was not for them the Victim slain?
Are they forbid the children's bread?

4 O let thy table honoured be,
and furnished well with joyful guests;
and may each soul salvation see,
that here its sacred pledges tastes.

Text Information
First Line: My God, and is thy table spread
Author: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Church: Worship; God: Love of; Holy Communion
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM
Adapter: Edward Miller (1731-1807)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Source: Melody Tunbridge from A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature, c. 1780



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