From the Olney Hymns
On Occasional Subjects
Welcome to the Table
This is the feast of heav’nly wine,
And God invites to sup;
The juices of the living vine
Were pressed, to fill the cup.
Oh, bless the Savior, ye that eat,
With royal dainties fed;
Not heav’n 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 esteem,
Have no acceptance here.
Approach ye poor, nor dare refuse
The 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.