Lord, we thank Thee for the table

Lord, we thank Thee for the table,
  With the bread and with the wine;
At this table we enjoy Thee
  As the feast of love divine.
We partake the bread, the emblem
  Of Thy body giv’n for us;
And we share the wine, the symbol
  Of Thy blood Thou shedd’st for us.
  Lo, the holy table!
With the sacred symbols;
Its significance in figure
  Is unsearchable!
By the death of Thy redemption,
  That Thy life Thou may impart,
E’en Thyself to us Thou gavest
  That we share in all Thou art.
By the bread and wine partaking,
  We Thy death display and prove;
Eating, drinking of Thyself, Lord,
  We remember Thee with love.
By this bread which signifieth
  Thy one body mystical,
We commune with all Thy members
  In one bond identical.
By this holy cup of blessing,
  Cup of wine which now we bless,
Of Thy blood we have communion
  With all those who faith possess.
Thou art our eternal portion,
  Here we take a sweet foretaste;
We are waiting for Thy kingdom,
  And Thy coming now we haste.
At Thy coming, in Thy kingdom,
  With all saints that overcome,
We anew will feast upon Thee
  And Thy loving Bride become.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.


Seattle, WA, United States

Amen! As sister Anna and brother Ligma said, this song is the most pleasurable way to enjoy the Lord! Let us call his name from upon the highest mountain and rejoice in pleasure!! Praise the Lord, our father and savior!!

Church In Shoreline

By eating you we defeat the enemy! Hallelujah

Anna Bhals

Seattle, WA, United States

Like brother Ligma said, Amen for this song! It fills me with joy each night, bringing extreme pleasure to my life! Amen! Praise the Lord and call his name!


Seattle, WA, United States

Such a wonderful song! It reminds me of my school many ages ago when we used to sing this song before the table! Amen!!! 🥰🥳


McKinney, TX, United States

Lord, we thank Thee for the table

Daniel Cojoc

Lilburn, Georgia, United States

Spread the gospel and thank him for the feast that he given to us everyday. Praise him!

Christopher Burk

Seattle, Washington, United States

By the bread and wine partaking, we Thy death display and prove.



Malabon, Philippines

Lord, you are our eternal portion! We eat and drink of You today while we wait for Your return, and we will eat and drink of You for eternity! Hallelujah!


Bangalore, Karnataka, India


Francis Y Chow

Anaheim, California, United States

we love You Lord Jesus!

We partake the bread, the emblem

Of Thy body giv’n for us;

And we share the wine, the symbol

Of Thy blood Thou shedd’st for us.

We also need to eat the unleavened bread and the bitter herbs (Exo. 12:8; 1 Cor. 5:8). In these three items—the flesh of the lamb, the unleavened bread, and the bitter herbs—there are two kinds of lives: the animal life and the vegetable life. In the Scriptures these two kinds of lives typify two aspects of Christ's life. The animal life has blood that can be shed for redemption. Hence, the animal life typifies the redeeming aspect of the life of Christ, a life that redeems us continually (Rev. 13:8). The vegetable life is the generating life and typifies Christ's life in the aspect of generating. Christ was the grain of wheat that fell into the earth, died, and grew up to produce many grains (John 12:24). However, both the redeeming and the generating aspects of Christ's life are for sustaining, nourishing, supporting, energizing, and strengthening. Whether we eat the flesh of the animal life or the unleavened bread of the vegetable life, we will be strengthened and nourished. Christ as life to us is the sustaining and strengthening power. We need to take Christ as such a life.

We may wonder why it was necessary to eat the unleavened bread with bitter herbs. We often speak of how sweet it is to receive Christ, and a number of hymns use this expression (see Hymns, #221, 554, 1143, and 1157). But it is quite significant that in the type of the passover there are bitter herbs. While we are eating the flesh of the lamb and the unleavened bread, we need to experience bitterness also. The proper way to experience Christ as life is, on the one hand, to be sustained, strengthened, nourished, and supported and, on the other hand, to sense that we are sinful. In fact, the more we enjoy Christ, the more we will sense that we are sinful, worldly, natural, fleshly, soulish, and very much against God. The more we enjoy Christ, the more joy we will have, and also the more bitterness we will have. While we are thanking the Lord for being everything to us, we may also be confessing with tears how sinful, worldly, fleshly, and full of the self and the natural man we are, and how much we are for ourselves and how little we are for God. Before God we may feel that everything concerning us is wrong. In our experience the enjoyment of Christ as life is always accompanied by such a real repentance. This is to enjoy Christ with a contrite heart and a broken spirit (Psa. 51:17). Whenever we eat and enjoy Christ as the Lamb, there must also be the bitter herbs.