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]
Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >