From the Table Now Retiring

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1 From the table now retiring,
Which for us the Lord hath spread,
May our souls, refreshment finding,
Grow in all things like our Head.

2 His example by beholding,
May our lives his image bear;
Him our Lord and Master calling,
His commands may we revere.

3 Love to God and man displaying,
Walking steadfast in his way,
Joy attend us in believing,
Peace from God through endless day!

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship,, 1830

Author: John Rowe

Rowe, John, 1764-1833. Minister at Shrewsbury and at Lewin's Mead, Bristol. His hymn on the Anticipation of Old Age, which appeared in the Bristol Collection, 1806, is also in Martineau’s Hymns for the Christian Church and Home, "When in the vale of lengthened years." Another and somewhat popular hymn by Rowe from the same Collection is “From the Table now retiring." After Holy Communion. For fuller details see Duffield's English Hymns, &c, 1886, p. 162. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: From the table now retiring
Title: From the Table Now Retiring
Author: John Rowe
Source: Exeter Col.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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