Come and dine

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"Come and dine," the Lord is calling,
  "Come and dine"—
We can eat and drink of Jesus all the time!
  He's our daily food supply,
  Only He can satisfy.
"Come and dine," the Lord is calling,
  "Come and dine."
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"Come and dine," the Lord is calling,
  "Come and dine."
When we eat and drink of Jesus all the time,
  He becomes our life within,
  And He fills us to the brim.
"Come and dine," the Lord is calling,
  "Come and dine."
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Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

The Lord is calling! Eat and drink of Him!


Ludin Gómez

Bquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela

Esta Pagina es excelente y de mucha Bendicion. He Pasado esta Tarde Oyendo los Himnos con los que Crecí.. Una Nostalgia Bendita. Dios los Bendiga.


Cindy L. Beckman

Quincy, IL, United States

Glory be to God! Grateful John 3:16

Blessing to hear the tune. I enjoyed the song!


Philip He

New Jersey, Hillsborough, United States

Come and dine! LETS GO!!!!!


Steve Miller

Detroit, Michigan, United States

This song is based on the 1907 song "Jesus has a Table Spread" by C. B . Widmeyer based on John 21:12. It is also known by the chorus, "Come and dine, the Master calleth."


Sharon McHannon

Katie, Texas, United States

Come and dine ; )


Tim Ou

Austin, Texas, United States

Come and dine!


Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, NY, United States

Help us to sup and dine with You Dear Lord, always. Help us to have deep and blessed Holy Ghost fellowship with You all the time. Help us to abide in You and be all that You want us to be all the time. Amen.


Ngarau Heta

Hamilton, New Zealand

I am so glad I found this song while it has been simplified it tells the truth simply for my grandchildren & I to enjoy & share with.


Sara Freeman

Spencer, IA, United States

These are the lyrics I grew up with for this song:

Jesus has a table spread

Where the saints of God are fed,

He invites His chosen people, “Come and dine”;

With His manna He doth feed

And supplies our every need:

Oh, ’tis sweet to sup with Jesus all the time!

Refrain:

“Come and dine,” the Master calleth, “Come and dine”;

You may feast at Jesus’ table all the time;

He Who fed the multitude, turned the water into wine,

To the hungry calleth now, “Come and dine.”

The disciples came to land,

Thus obeying Christ’s command,

For the Master called unto them, “Come and dine”;

There they found their heart’s desire,

Bread and fish upon the fire;

Thus He satisfies the hungry every time.

Soon the Lamb will take His bride

To be ever at His side,

All the host of heaven will assembled be;

Oh, ’twill be a glorious sight,

All the saints in spotless white;

And with Jesus they will feast eternally.

The ordinances of the offerings are a recipe of the divine cooking. Christ is the groceries, we are the cooks, and God and we are the co-eaters enjoying Christ as the satisfaction. This is the highlight of the book of Leviticus. Spiritually speaking, nothing can be higher than our enjoyment of the Triune God in Christ.

Have you ever realized that the church meeting is a cooking meeting, an eating meeting? We have spoken about coming to the meetings to eat, and in the meetings we have sung the short song "Come and Dine" (Hymns, #1148). However, we may never have had the thought that we need the cooking. The groceries are here, and the eaters are also here, but who are the cooks? I have the assurance to say that God and the Spirit are not the cooks but that we are the cooks. Therefore, we all must learn to cook.

From the types in Leviticus, we can see that God surely desires to enjoy Christ. He wants to enjoy Christ through our appreciation of Christ and through our presentation of Christ. However, even up to now, we are still too, old, traditional, superficial, and religious. May we all see that our God desires to enjoy Christ. Christ should not only be our food but also God's food through appreciation and presentation, that is, through our cooking. We all need to cook Christ that we may feed God with Christ.