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Holy Communion: The Communion

329. My God, and is thy table spread

L.M.

Rockingham (Miller):

Adapted by Edward Miller, 1790

Philip Doddridge, 1755;

cento.

My God, and is thy table spread,

And does thy cup with love o'erflow?

Thither be all thy children led,

And let them thy sweet mercies know.

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Hail! sacred Feast, which Jesus makes,

Rich banquet of his Flesh and Blood:

Thrice happy he who here partakes

That sacred stream, that heavenly food.

O let thy table honored be,

And furnished well with joyful guests:

And may each soul salvation see,

That here its sacred pledges tastes.

Drawn by thy quickening grace, O Lord,

In countless numbers let them come;

And gather from their Father's board

The Bread that lives beyond the tomb.

Nor let thy spreading Gospel rest,

Till through the world thy truth has run;

Till with this Bread all men be blest,

Who see the light or feel the sun.

Amen.

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