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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?

Chorus:
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

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Gems and Jewels #56

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