This is the feast of heavenly wine,
      And God invites to sup;

This is the feast of heavenly 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 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 esteem
      Have no acceptance here.

Approach, ye poor, nor dare refuse
      The banquet spread for you;
Dear Saviour, 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!

~ William Cowper

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