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Be Present at Our Table, Lord

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Be present at our table, Lord, Be here and ev'ry where adored, These mercies bless, and grant that we May feast in Paradise with Thee.

Source: Church Hymnal, Mennonite: a collection of hymns and sacred songs suitable for use in public worship, worship in the home, and all general occasions (40th ed.) #647

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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OLD HUNDREDTH

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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UXBRIDGE (Mason)


ROCKINGHAM (Mason)


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Ambassador Hymnal #393

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Church Hymnal, Mennonite #647

Hymnal #457

Hymns of the Saints #336

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Lift Up Your Hearts #843

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Lutheran Service Book #775

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Melodies of Salvation #66

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Moravian Book of Worship #816

The Christian Life Hymnal #544

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The Cyber Hymnal #611

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The United Methodist Hymnal #621

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Voices United #546

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Voices United #547

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