Part the Second
1 Come, thou high and lofty Lord:
Lowly, meek, incarnate word;
Humbly stoop to earth again;
Come, and visit abject man!
Jesu, dear expected guest,
Thou art bidden to the feast:
For thyself our hearts prepare!
Come, and sit, and banquet there.
2 Jesu, we thy promise claim:
We are met in thy great name;
In the midst do thou appear,
Manifest thy presence here:
Sanctify us, Lord, and bless:
Breathe thy Spirit, give thy peace:
Though thyself within us move;
Make our feast a feast of love.
3 Let the fruits of grace abound;
Let in us thy bowels sound;
Faith, and love, and joy increase,
Temperance and gentleness;
Plant in us thy humble mind,
Patient, pitiful, and kind:
Meek and lowly let us be,
Full of goodness, full of thee.
4 Make us all in thee complete:
Make us all for glory meet;
Meet t' appear before thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light:
Call, O call us each by name!
To the marriage of the Lamb:
Let us lean upon thy breast!
Love be there our endless feast!
Source: A Pocket Hymn Book: designed as a constant companion for the pious, collected from various authors (9th ed.) #CXCVII
Come, and let us sweetly join. C. Wesley. [Church Gatherings.] This poem of 22 double stanzas, divided into five parts, was given in Pt. ii. of J. & C. Wesley's Hymns & Sacred Poems, 1740, and headed "The Love Feast." The five parts were subsequently used as separate hymns, as follows:—
1. Come, and let us sweetly join. This was given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 505, and has been repeated in most collections of the Methodist body.
2. Come, Thou High and Lofty One. This was included in Toplady's Psalms and Hymns, 1776, and in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, No. 506 (ed. 1875, No. 520), and has passed into various collections. From it the centos (1) "Jesu, we the promise claim"; sometimes, "Jesus, we Thy promise claim," was given in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833; and is found in modern hymnals, including Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872; and (2) "In the midst do Thou appear," as in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840, and his Hymns of Praise & Prayer, 1873.
3. Let us join, 'tis God commands. This is No. 507 in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, and No. 521 in the revised edition, 1875. It has also passed into other collections, as the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, &c.
4. Partners of a glorious hope. No. 508 in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, and 522 in the revised edition 1875, and other collections.
5. Father, hail, by all adored. No. 509 in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1780, and 523, 1875.
In addition to the above there are three centos in common use all beginning, "Come, and let us sweetly join," and each being distinct in itself. These are (1) Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 738; (2) New Congregational Supplement, 1869; and (3) Kennedy, 1863. The original texts of all these parts and centos are in the Wesleyan Hymn Book as above, and the Poetical Works, 1868-72, vol. i. p. 350.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)