Lord, at thy table I behold

Lord, at thy table I behold

Author: Joseph Stennett
Published in 190 hymnals

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1 Lord, at thy table we behold
The wonders of thy grace,
But most of all admire that we
Should find a welcome place,

2 We, who were all defiled with sin,
And rebels to our God,
We, who have crucified thy Son,
And trampled on his blood.

3 What strange surprising grace is this,
That we, so lost, have room!
Jesus our weary souls invites,
And freely bids us come.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1105

Author: Joseph Stennett

The author was a Baptist preacher in London, from 1690, to his death in 1713. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, at thy table I behold
Author: Joseph Stennett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Lord, at Thy Table I behold. S. Stennett. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in Hymns for All Denominations, London, 1782, No. 42, and in Rippon's Baptist Selection 1787, No. 482, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "A Sacramental Hymn." It was given as by "Dr. J. Stennett"; but the "J." is a misprint for "S." This error is repeated in most collections. The use of this hymn, usually in an abridged form, is some¬what extensive in Great Britain and America, and especially amongst the Baptists.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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