This is the feast of heavenly wine

This is the feast of heavenly wine

Author: William Cowper
Published in 46 hymnals

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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 Hastin… 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 Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d753
A Choice Collection of Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, designed for the devotions of Israel, in prayer, conference, and camp-meetings...(2nd ed.) #9Page Scan
A Collection of Divine Hymns from Various Authors #d65
A Collection of Evangelical Hymns; made from Different Authors and Collections for the English Lutheran Church in New York #d239
A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #222TextPage Scan
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
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #296Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, intended for the use of the citizens of Zion, whose privilege it is to sing the high praises of God, while passing through the wilderness, to their glorious inheritance above. #69Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms and Hymns from the Most Approved Authors, Adapted to Public and Private Worship. 2nd ed. #d480
A Selection of Hymns #d282
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #A12Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH170Page Scan
Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d515
Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CLXXXVTextPage Scan
Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #504Page Scan
Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d288
Dyer's Psalmist: A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs for the use of Baptist Churches (Rev. & Corrd. ed.) #391Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, selected from Several Approved Authors, Recommended by the Baptist General Committee of Virginia #d193
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #515Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d796
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #515TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #515Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #515Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #515Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #515Page Scan
Prayer and Praise: or Hymns and Tunes for Prayer Meetings, Praise Meetings, Experience Meetings, Revivals, Missionary Meetings and all special occasions of Christian work and worship #364Page Scan
Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d185
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, and Approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #H275Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship: and approved by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America: the latter being arranged according to subjects... #471Page Scan
Select Hymns #d179
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #170Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d412
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #559Page Scan
The Boston Collection of Sacred and Devotional Hymns: intended to accommodate Christians on special and stated occasions #109Page Scan
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #XCIPage Scan
The Good Old Songs #d544
The New Harp of Columbia #d95
The New Hymn Book: a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #100Page Scan
The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d574
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D170Page Scan
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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