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The king of heaven a feast has made

The king of heaven a feast has made

Author: J. Hart
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The King of heav'n a feast has made
And to his much lov'd friends,
The faint, the famish'd, and the sad,
His invitation sends.

2 Lo, at thy gracious bidding, Lord,
Tho' vile and base we come,
O, speak the reconciling word,
And welcome wand'rers home.

3 Impart to all thy flock below
The blessings of thy death:
On ev'ry mourning soul bestow
Thy love, thy hope, thy faith.

4 May each, with strength from heav'n end'd
Say, "My beloved's mine;
"I eat his flesh, and drink his blood,
"In signs of bread and wine."

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H55

Author: J. Hart

Hart, Joseph, was born in London in 1712. His early life is involved in obscurity. His education was fairly good; and from the testimony of his brother-in-law, and successor in the ministry in Jewin Street, the Rev. John Hughes, "his civil calling was" for some time "that of a teacher of the learned languages." His early life, according to his own Experience which he prefaced to his Hymns, was a curious mixture of loose conduct, serious conviction of sin, and endeavours after amendment of life, and not until Whitsuntide, 1757, did he realize a permanent change, which was brought about mainly through his attending divine service at the Moravian Chapel, in Fetter Lane, London, and hearing a sermon on Rev. iii. 10. During the next two years ma… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The king of heaven a feast has made
Author: J. Hart
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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