Nursery Rhymes

Feast of Love

Feast of Love Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of the popular hymn begin with "Sweet feast of love divine!'Tis grace that makes us free" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Feast of Love" hymn were written by its Irish author Edward Denny. The author of the hymn, Edward Denny, was born on October 2, 1796 and died on June 13, 1889. The exhilarating music that accompanies the "Feast of Love" song of praise was composed by Hans Georg Nageli The composer of the music to the "Feast of Love" hymn, Hans Georg Nageli, was born on May 26, 1773 and died on December 26, 1836. We have placed "Feast of Love" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

Feast of Love Hymn
Title: Feast of Love *** Name of Composer: Hans Georg Nageli *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Edward Denny *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging words of the "Feast of Love" lyrics, Edward Denny (October 2, 1796-June 13, 1889), was born in Tralee Castle, County Kerry, Ireland and achieved fame as a member of the nobility and hymn writer. Edward Denny was the fifth baronet, of Tralee Castle and an active member of the Plymouth Brethren, contributing to their hymnody.

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

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