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Here at Thy Table, Lord

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1 Here at Your table, Lord,
this sacred hour,
O let us feel You near,
in loving power,
calling our thoughts away
from self and sin,
as to Your banquet hall
we enter in.

2 Come then, O holy Christ,
feed us, we pray;
touch with Your pierced hand
each common day,
making this earthly life
full of Your grace,
till, in the home of heaven,
we find our place.

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #455

Author: May P. Hoyt

May (Mary) Pierpont Hoyt, born 1849 in South Avon, N.Y., daughter of Uriah Grandison Hoyt and Emma G. Pierpont. Her mother died in 1856 when she was 7 years old. She attended Oread Collegiate Institute in Worcester, Mass., a school for women, from 1862-1863. She then returned to Rochester, N.Y. and attended Livingston Park Seminary, another school for women. She graduated from Livingston and taught there for two years, and then taught for two years in the public schools. She later moved to Albany, living with a friend for twenty years until the friend remarried. she then lived at the Albany Hospital. She claims to have written two hymns appearing in "Church Hymnary" (edited by Edwin A. Bedell, published in 1900 by Maynard, Merrill & Co.) No… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Here at thy table, Lord, This sacred hour
Title: Here at Thy Table, Lord
Author: May P. Hoyt
Meter: D.
Place of Origin: Albany, New York
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain


[Break thou the bread of life] (Sherwin)

William F. Sherwin (PHH 8) composed BREAD OF LIFE in 1877 for the stanzas by Lathbury when he was the music director for the Chautauqua Institution. A good fit for the hymn text, BREAD OF LIFE is a quiet tune, meditative in tone but with a fine climax in its final phrase. Sing this tune in harmony a…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #368

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #403

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #455

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Chalice Hymnal #384

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #376

Hymns of the Saints #333

The Christian Life Hymnal #327


The Cyber Hymnal #2178

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #359

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