Denny, Sir Edward, Bart . Sir Edward Denny, son of Sir E. Denny, 4th baronet, of Tralee Castle, County of Kerry, was born 2 Oct., 1796, and succeeded his father in August, 1831. He is a member of the Plymouth Brethren, and has contributed largely to their hymnody. His first publication, in which many of his hymns appeared, was A Selection of Hymns, Lond. Central Tract Depot, 1839. This was followed by Hymns & Poems , Lond., 1848 (third ed., 1870). He has also published several prose works. Many of his hymns are popular, and are in extensive use as:—" A pilgrim through this lonely world"; "Bride of the Lamb, rejoice, rejoice"; “Bright with all His crowns of glory"; “Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart”; "Sweet feast of love d… Go to person page >
Sweet feast of love divine. Sir E. Denny. [Holy Communion.] Published in his Selection of Hymns, 1839, No. 295; and again in his Hymns & Poems, 1848, p. 96 (3rd ed., 1870, p. 66), in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is in common use in its original form; but much more extensively as "Blest feast of love divine." In America especially, this is the popular form of the hymn.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)