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Tasting the Joys

Starving and thirsting I came to the Savior

Author: William Edie Marks
Tune: [Starving and thirsting I came to the Savior]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Starving and thirsting I came to the Savior,
Pray’d to be fed on the life-giving bread;
Now at His table my soul he is feasting,
Food in abundance before me is spread.

Now I am tasting the joys of salvation,
Feeding my soul with the glory divine,
Freely accepting of Christ’s invitation,
Filled to o’erflowing is this soul of mine.

2 Furnished the table with food sweet as honey,
Cups running over with mercy divine,
Surely a banquet of good things in plenty
Has He prepared for this poor soul of mine. [Chorus]

3 Draughts cool, refreshing from life’s crystal fountain
Here I may give to my weak, thirsty soul,
Here I can feed on the heavenly manna,
While I the name of my Savior extol. [Chorus]

Source: Sunday School and Revival: with Y.M.C.A. Supplement #139

Author: William Edie Marks

Born: July 1872, Delaware (probably Wilmington) Died: November 20, 1954, Wilmington, Delaware. Buried: Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware. Marks was ap­par­ent­ly liv­ing in Wilm­ing­ton, Del­a­ware, in 1913. His works in­clude: Cream of Song, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & O. B. Cul­pep­per & (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1906) Tears and Tri­umphs No. 4, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & Ben­ja­min Butts (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pen­te­cost­al Pub­lish­ing Company, 1910) Noted Hymns, 1927 (ed­it­or) Lyrics-- Christmas Joy Tasting the Joys Trying to Be More like Je­sus We Shall Hear Him Say, "Well Done" Music-- Best Thing I Ev… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Starving and thirsting I came to the Savior
Title: Tasting the Joys
Author: William Edie Marks
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Now I am tasting the joys of salvation
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: Public Domain


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Sunday School and Revival #139

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