For the Lord's Presence

The table now is spread

Author: John Berridge
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The table now is spread;
We meet around the board;
Dear Jesus, bless the wine and bread,
And heavenly life afford.

2 O may the Lord appear,
With looks divinely mild,
And whisper in each humble ear,
“I love thee well, my child.”

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #436

Author: John Berridge

Berridge, John, born at Kingston, Notis, March 1, 1716, and educated at Clare Hall, Cambridge. In 1749 he was ordained as curate to the parish of Stapleford, near Cambridge, and in 1755 he was preferred to the Vicarage of Everton, where he died Jan. 22, 1793. His epitaph, written by himself for his own tombstone (with date of death filled in), is an epitome of his life. It reads:— " Here lies the remains of John Berridge, late Vicar of Everton, and an itinerate servant of Jesus Christ, who loved his Master and His work; and after running on His errands for many years, was caught up to wait on Him above. Reader! art thou born again? (No salvation without a new birth.) I was born in sin, February, 1716; remained ignorant of my fallen sta… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The table now is spread
Title: For the Lord's Presence
Author: John Berridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #436

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #477

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1154

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