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A Sacramental Hymn

Lord, at thy table I behold

Author: Samuel Stennett
Tune: CHIMES (Mason)
Published in 191 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lord, at thy table we behold
The wonders of thy grace,
But most of all admire that we
Should find a welcome place,

2 We, who were all defiled with sin,
And rebels to our God,
We, who have crucified thy Son,
And trampled on his blood.

3 What strange surprising grace is this,
That we, so lost, have room!
Jesus our weary souls invites,
And freely bids us come.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1105

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, at thy table I behold
Title: A Sacramental Hymn
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord, at Thy Table I behold. S. Stennett. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in Hymns for All Denominations, London, 1782, No. 42, and in Rippon's Baptist Selection 1787, No. 482, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "A Sacramental Hymn." It was given as by "Dr. J. Stennett"; but the "J." is a misprint for "S." This error is repeated in most collections. The use of this hymn, usually in an abridged form, is some¬what extensive in Great Britain and America, and especially amongst the Baptists.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #11124
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The Cyber Hymnal #11124

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