1 The table of the King is spread
With holy wine and living bread;
The door is open unto all,
And lovingly he sounds his call.
Go into the highways, invite in Jesus’ name;
Seek under the hedges the poor, the blind, the lame.
Song and joy await them at Jesus’ banquet hall,—
Go into the highways and sweetly bid them all.
2 The sweetest joy a heart may know
Is found where living waters flow;
And pleasures that can never die
The gracious King will there supply. [Chorus]
3 Let love alone, in accents sweet,
The King’s most gracious call repeat,
And those who know the living way
Conduct the guests without delay. [Chorus]
William C. Martin (1864-1914)
Born: December 25, 1864, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Died: August 30, 1914, Rialto, Florida.
Buried: Fort Myers, Florida.
Martin was pastor of the Grace Baptist Church (formerly Cramer’s Hill), Camden, New Jersey (1891-4); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, Connecticut (1894-1900); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, Massachusetts (near Boston; at the time of his arrival there it was noted he was from “Bluffton, Indiana”); and the First Baptist Church in Ft. Myers, Florida, from 1912 until his death.
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