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Welcome To The Table

Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York

This is the feast of heavenly wine,And God invites to sup;The juices of the living vineWere press'd to fill the cup.

Oh! bless the Saviour, ye that eat,With royal danties fed;Not heaven affords a costlier treat,For Jesus is the bread.

The vile, the lost, He calls to them;Ye trembling souls appear!The righteous in their own esteemHave no acceptance here.

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

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