This is the hour of banquet and of songAuthor: Horatius Bonar (1808-1889, alt.)
Tune: CANTICUM REFECTIONIS
Published in 6 hymnals
1. This is the hour of banquet and of song;
this is the heavenly table spread for me;
here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong
the brief, bright hour of fellowship with thee.
2. Too soon we rise; we go our several ways;
the feast, though not the love, is past and gone,
the Bread and Wine consumed: yet all our days
thou still art here with us--our Shield and Sun.
3. Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,
yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
giving us foretaste of the festal joy,
the Lamb's great marriage feast of bliss and love.
Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #316
|Instances (2)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #316||This is the hour of banquet and of song||Horatius Bonar, 1808-889||David McKinley Williams, 1887-1978||10.10.10.10||CANTICUM REFECTIONIS||C Major||English||1985|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #317||This is the hour of banquet and of song||Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889||Sidney Watson, b. 1903||10.10.10.10||MORESTEAD||D Major||English||1985|