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My God, And Is Thy Table Spread

Representative Text

1 My God, and is thy table spread,
and doth thy cup with love o'erflow?
Thither be all thy children led,
and let them all thy sweetness know.

2 Hail, sacred feast which Jesus makes,
rich banquet of his flesh and blood!
Thrice happy he who here partakes
that sacred stream, that heavenly food.

3 Why are its bounties all in vain
before unwilling hearts displayed?
Was not for them the Victim slain?
Are they forbid the children's bread?

4 O let thy table honoured be,
and furnished well with joyful guests;
and may each soul salvation see,
that here its sacred pledges tastes.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #455

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

Notes

My God, and is Thy table spread, p. 779, i. In the 1904 ed. of Hymns Ancient & Modern, the doxology in the old ed. has been replaced by the concluding stanza of Doddridge's hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Tune

ROCKINGHAM (Miller)

Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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BROMLEY (Haydn)

The tune BROMLEY is usually credited to Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707) but there is an authorship problem: the first published use of the tune and setting was Franz Josef Haydn's "O let me in th'accepted hour," a metrical setting of Psalm 69 in Improved Psalmody (1794). The earliest extant version attr…

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Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4236
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The Cyber Hymnal #5053
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Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
Text

Ancient and Modern #455

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #515

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #433

Page Scan

Common Praise #313

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #456

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #323

Text

Hymnal 1982 #321

TextPage Scan

Hymnal Supplement 1991 #769

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #259

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #418

Hymns Old and New #342

Sing Glory #474

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4236

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #5053

Text

Together in Song #510

Include 180 pre-1979 instances
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