For the Lord's Supper

The king of heaven a feast has made

Author: J. Hart
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The King of heaven a feast has made,
And to his much-loved friends,
The faint, the famished, and the sad,
This invitation sends:

2 “Beggars, approach my royal board,
Furnished with all that’s good;
Come, sit at table with your Lord,
And eat celestial food.

3 “My body and my blood receive,
It comes entirely free;
I ask no price for all I give,
But O remember Me!”

4 Lo, at thy gracious bidding, Lord,
Though vile and base, we come;
O speak the reconciling word,
And welcome wanderers home.

5 [Rich wine, and milk, and heavenly meat,
We come to buy and live;
Since nothing is the price that’s set,
And we have nought to give.]

6 Impart to all thy flock below
The blessings of thy death.
On every begging soul bestow
Thy love, thy hope, thy faith.

7 May each, with strength from heaven endued,
Say, “My Beloved’s mine:
I eat his flesh, and drink his blood,
In signs of bread and wine.”


Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #818

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 >

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First Line: The king of heaven a feast has made
Title: For the Lord's Supper
Author: J. Hart
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A New and Beautiful Collection of Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d299

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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #818

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Hymns #114

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