5 This is the time, no more delay!
This is the Lord's accepted day.
Come thou, this moment, at his call,
and live for him who died for all.
5 Ye who believe his record true
shall sup with him and he with you;
come to the feast, be saved from sin,
for Jesus waits to take you in.
2 Though what I dream and what i do
in my weak days are always two,
help me, oppressed by things undone,
O thou whose deeds and dreams were one.
Source: The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #165
|First Line:||Come, sinners, to the gospel feast, Let every soul be Jesus' guest|
|Title:||Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1747)|
"Come, sinners, to the gospel feast; Jesus invites you for His guest."In late editions of the same Collection it begins "Come, sinner," &c. It is compiled from stanzas i., xii., xxii., xxiii. A hymn beginning:—
"Come, sinners, to the gospel feast; 0 come without delay,"is included in many American collections, as Dr. Hatfield's Church Hymn Book, 1872; the Baptist Praise Book 1871, &c. It has been traced to the Baptist Psalmist of Stow & Smith, 1843, No. 418. In some of those collections it is taken for granted that it is the same cento as lhat in the Lady Huntingdon Collection. It has, however, nothing in common with that cento, nor with Wesley's original, except the first line. In stanza i., line 3 reads, "or there is room in Jesus' breast," and through the remaining four stanzas the changes are rung on the expression, “There's room," a style of composition altogether foreign to C. Wesley's usual method. It is Anon., 1843. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)