Here at Thy Table, Lord   Leave a comment

St. Stephen's, Milledgeville

Above:  St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Milledgeville, Georgia, April 3, 2016

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Text (1891) by May P. Hoyt, of whom little information has survived; the primary assumption is that she was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in whose hymnals this text has mainly appeared

Hymn Source = New Worship and Song with Worship Services and Source Materials (1942), General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches in the United States

This hymn shares a tune with “Break Thou the Bread of Life.”

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Here at thy table, Lord,

This sacred hour,

O, let us feel thee near,

In loving power,

Calling our thoughts away

From self and sin,

As to thy banquet hall

We enter in.

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Sit at the feast, dear Lord,

Break thou the bread;

Fill thou the cup that brings

Life to the dead;

That we may find in thee

Pardon and peace,

And from all bondage win

A full release.

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So shall our life of faith

Be full, be sweet,

And we shall find our strength

For each day meet;

Fed by thy living bread,

All hunger past,

We shall be satisfied

And saved at last.

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Come then, O holy Christ,

Feed us, we pray;

Touch us with thy pierced hand

Each common day,

Making this earthly life

Full of thy grace,

Till in the home of heaven

We find our place.

Posted April 5, 2016 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist 1900s

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