The holy feast

Lo the feast is spread today

Author: Henry Alford
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lo the feast is spread today
Title: The holy feast
Author: Henry Alford

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Lo the Feast is spread today. H. Alford. [Holy Communion.] First published in his Psalms & Hymns, 1844, No. 92, in 4 stanza of 6 lines, and again in his Year of Praise, 1867, No. 152. It has passed into several hymnbooks, both in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Handy Book of Old and Familiar Hymns #21

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Christ in Song #600

Elim; or Hymns of Holy Refreshment #d61

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #368

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #496

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d402

Song Service #d102

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