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.
Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…
Display Title: Sweet feast of love divineFirst Line: Sweet feast of love divineTune Title: FRANCONIAAuthor: E Denny, 1796-1889Meter: SMDate: 1999Subject: The Church of Jesus Christ | Communion; Living the Christian Life | Commitment and Dedication to Service