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Jesus, to Thy Table Led

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1 Jesus, to Thy table led,
Now let every heart be fed
With the true and living Bread.

2 While in penitence we kneel,
Thy sweet presence let us feel,
All Thy wondrous love reveal.

3 While on Thy dear cross we gaze,
Mourning o'er our sinful ways,
Turn our sadness into praise.

4 When we taste the mystic wine,
Of Thine out-poured blood the sign,
Fill our hearts with love Divine.

5 From the bonds of sin release,
Cold and wavering faith increase;
Lamb of God, grant us thy peace.


Source: The Hymnal #361

Author: Robert Hall Baynes

Baynes, Robert Hall, M.A., s. of the Rev. Joseph Baynes, b. at Wellington, Somerset, Mar. 10, 1831, and educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1856, and M.A. 1859. Ordained in 1855, he held successively the Curacy of Christ Church, Blackfriars, the P. Curacy of St. Paul's, Whitechapel; of Holy Trinity, Maidstone, and of St. Michael's, Coventry. In 1870 he was Bp. designate of Madagascar; but resigned in 1871. In 1873 he was appointed Hon. Canon of Worcester Cathedral, and in 1880 Vicar of Holy Trinity, Folkestone. Canon Baynes is more widely known as the compiler of some most successful books of sacred poetry than as an original hymn-writer, although some of his hymns are of considerable merit, and are in extensive use. Of the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, to Thy table led
Title: Jesus, to Thy Table Led
Author: Robert Hall Baynes (1864)
Meter: 7.7.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesu, to Thy table led. R. H. Baynes. [Holy Communion.] Published in his Canterbury Hymnal, 1864, No. 227, in 7 stanzas of 3 lines, and headed with the text, "To know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge." It has passed into numerous hymnals, both in Great Britain and America. It is the most widely used of Canon Baynes's hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #242c
The Cyber Hymnal #3455
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The Cyber Hymnal #10910
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