317. This is the hour of banquet and of song

1. This is the hour of banquet and of song;
this is the heavenly table spread for me;
here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong
the brief, bright hour of fellowship with thee.

2. Too soon we rise; we go our several ways;
the feast, though not the love, is past and gone,
the Bread and Wine consumed: yet all our days
thou still art here with us—our Shield and Sun.

3. Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,
yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
giving us foretaste of the festal joy,
the Lamb's great marriage feast of bliss and love.

Text Information
First Line: This is the hour of banquet and of song
Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889 (alt.)
Meter: 10 10. 10 10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Holy Eucharist
Tune Information
Composer: Sidney Watson, b. 1903
Meter: 10 10. 10 10
Key: D Major
Copyright: Copyright © Sydney Watson. Used by permission.

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