Come, His Table Is Spread

Come and sit down to the feast

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [Come and sit down to the feast]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, and sit down to the feast,
Take of the life-giving bread.
Why will ye famishing stand?
Come, for his table is spread.

Come, come, hear his sweet voice,
Come, come, make him your choice.
Take of the life-giving bread,
Come, for his table is spread.

2 Come from the alleys and streets,
Come, wheresoever ye tread.
Hark to the welcoming call,
Come, for his table is spread. [Refrain]

3 Come, all ye needy and faint,
Come to the Lord and be fed.
There is enough and to spare,
Come, for his table is spread. [Refrain]

4 Come, in the morning of life,
Come, tho’ its pleasures be sped.
Share in the gift of his grace,
Come, for his table is spread. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #23

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come and sit down to the feast
Title: Come, His Table Is Spread
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, come hear His sweet voice
Copyright: Public Domain



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Triumphant Songs No.3 #23

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #23

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