This is the feast of heavenly wine

This is the feast of heavenly wine

Author: William Cowper
Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 This is the feast of heavenly wine,
And God invites to sup:
The juices of the living vine
Were press'd, to fill the cup.

2 Oh bless the Savior, ye that eat,
With royal dainties fed;
Not heaven affords a costlier treat,
For Jesus is the bread.

3 The vile, the lost, he calls to them,
Ye trembling souls, appear!
The righteous in their own esteem
Have no acceptance here.

4 Approach, ye poor, nor dare refuse
The banquet spread for you;
Dear Savior, this is welcome news,
Then I may venture too.

5 If guilt and sin afford a plea,
And may obtain a place,
Surely the Lord will welcome me,
And I shall see his face.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #222

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25, 1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hasti… Go to person page >

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First Line: This is the feast of heavenly wine
Author: William Cowper

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This is the feast of heavenly wine. W. Cowper. [Holy Communion.] First published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 53, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Welcome to the Table." Sometimes it begins with stanzas ii., "O bless the Saviour, ye that eat." See also “Bless'd with the presence of their God." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Divine Hymns from Various Authors #d65

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #222

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d842

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d847

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d848

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d848

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #296

A Selection of Hymns #d282

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d515

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d288

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #515

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #515

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #515

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #515

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d185

Select Hymns #d179

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #559

The Good Old Songs #d544

The New Harp of Columbia #d95

The Singer's Choice #d191

The South Western Psalmist #d396

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d265

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