Thomas Moore, the accomplished Irish poet, singer and songwriter, wrote this text as part of his Sacred Songs in 1816. The invitation to “Come to the Feast of love” makes this a favorite communion song for its tender reminder of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and the comfort that only Christ can bring.
Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish
Come to the mercy seat fervently kneel
Here bring your wounded hearts here tell your anguish
Earth has no sorrow that heav’n cannot heal
Joy of the desolate light of the straying
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying
“Earth has no sorrow that Heav’n cannot cure.”
Here see the Bread of Life, see waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above
Come to the feast of love come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heav’n can remove.