The United Methodist Hymnal


Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast

1.	Come, sinners, to the gospel feast, 
	let every soul be Jesus' guest. 
	Ye need not one be left behind, 
	for God hath bid all humankind.

2.	Do not begin to make excuse; 
	ah! do not you his grace refuse; 
	your worldly cares and pleasures
	leave, and take what Jesus hath to give.

3.	Come and partake the gospel feast,
	be saved from sin, in Jesus rest; 
	O taste the goodness of our God, 
	and eat his flesh and drink his blood.

4.	See him set forth before your eyes; 
	behold the bleeding sacrifice; 
	his offered love make haste to embrace, 
	and freely now be saved by grace.

5.	Ye who believe his record true 
	shall sup with him and he with you; 
	come to the feast, be saved from sin, 
	for Jesus waits to take you in.

WORDS: Charles Wesley, 1747
Scripture: Matthew 22:14 Luke 14:16-24
Theme: Christian Experience; Holy Communion; Jesus Christ: Atonement; The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Eucharist (Holy Communion or The Lord's Supper)