At the Table of the King

I was starving in the desert

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [I was starving in the desert]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I was starving in the desert
For a crumb of living bread,
When the Lord my wand’ring footsteps
To his own pavilion led.
Tho’ the waves may roll around me,
Shadows to the hillside cling,
Yet I’m feasting, daily feasting,
At the table of the King.

Refrain:
At the table of the King,
I am feasting at the table of the King;
Of his goodness I am telling,
Of his wondrous love I’ll sing.

2 I was wounded in the battle,
Crippled by the darts of sin,
But my Savior, in his mercy,
Brought his healing pow’r within;
For his uttermost salvation
Let unceasing praises ring,
While I’m feasting, daily feasting,
At the table of the King. [Refrain]

3 In his word there’s full provision,
For his children, goodly fare;
Here are milk and wine and honey,
Every blessing I may share;
His bright banner floats above me,
Love its spicy sweets will bring,
While I’m feasting, daily feasting,
At the table of the King. [Refrain]


Source: Songs for Work and Worship #112

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I was starving in the desert
Title: At the Table of the King
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: At the table of the King
Copyright: Public Domain

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Corn In Egypt #62

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Songs for Work and Worship #112

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Songs of the Century #130

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