Feast of Love Lyrics
Sweet feast of love divine!
'Tis grace that makes us free
To feed upon this bread and wine,
In memory, Lord, of Thee.
Here every welcome guest
Waits, Lord, from Thee to learn
The secrets of Thy Father's breast,
And all Thy grace discern.
Here conscience ends its strife,
And faith delights to prove
The sweetness of the bread of life,
The fullness of Thy love.
Thy blood that flowed for sin,
In symbol here we see,
And feel the blessèd pledge within,
That we are loved of Thee.
But if this glimpse of love
Is so divinely sweet,
What will it be, O Lord, above,
Thy gladdening smile to meet—
To see Thee face to face,
Thy perfect likeness wear,
And all Thy ways of wondrous grace
Through endless years declare!
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Feast of Love", Hans Georg Nageli (May 26, 1773-December 26, 1836), was born in Wetzikon, Switzerland (near Zürich) and became famous as a composer of both religious and popular songs. Hans Georg Nageli has been referred to as "the man who taught Switzerland to sing".
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Feast of Love
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Edward Denny (October 2, 1796 to June 13, 1889)
Nationality of Author: Irish
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Hans Georg Nageli (May 26, 1773 to December 26, 1836)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Sweet feast of love divine!'Tis grace that makes us free"
First Publication Date: 1839