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Come to the Feast

Come for the banquet is waiting

Author: Henry R. Trickett
Tune: [Come, for the banquet is waiting]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, for the banquet is waiting,
The Master invites you today,
The Saviour is calling my brother,
And can you make longer delay?

Jesus is lovingly calling,
All things are ready, oh come,
Come hungry souls you are welcome,
Oh come, ye starving ones, come.

2 Come, oh ye hungry and starving,
The beggar shall eat with the king,
The poorest shall sit at the table,
No money nor gift need you bring. [Chorus]

3 Come, though your garments are ragged,
The Master a robe will provide,
‘Tis whiter than snow and ‘tis spotless,
‘Twas washed in His blood when He died. [Chorus]

4 Come though your sins are as scarlet,
The Saviour will freely forgive,
You may not be living tomorrow,
Oh heed you the summons and live. [Chorus]

Source: Gems and Jewels #56

Author: Henry R. Trickett

Henry Robert Tricket (sometimes called Harry Robert Tricket), born December 1839, Nottinghamshire, England; died April 1909, Keokuk, Iowa. A hymn writer, minister, and pastor/preacher/teacher from the American Restoration Movement. He spent the bulk of his time in ministry serving churches in the Disciples of Christ, one of the three branches of a movement founded by Thomas Campbell, Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone, and Walter Scott. The other branches include Churches of Christ and Independent Christian Churches. Most of his compositions, largely as a lyric and text writer, are found in the mid-20th century hymnals of Churches of Christ. His partnership in composing with Fred Fillmore and others through the Fillmore Brothers Publishing… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come for the banquet is waiting
Title: Come to the Feast
Author: Henry R. Trickett
Refrain First Line: Jesus is lovingly calling
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Christian Work-songs #d27

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Gems and Jewels #56

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