Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table (StF 695)

Go to previous hymnGo to next hymn

Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table 

Source: Singing the Faith: 695
Words: Ruth Duck
Music: “O quanta qualia” trad French adapted Thomas Helmore
Metre: 10.10.10.10.
Verses: 4

Download clip as an MP3

Purchase the complete Piano accompaniment CDs and Midi files.

Ideas for use

It has been pointed out that the use of the tune “O quanta qualia” as a setting for these words takes a little experimentation in order to marry words and tune successfully. The weight of the syllables doesn’t always match that of the tune. Another version of the tune can be found here: http://www.hymnary.org/tune/o_quanta_qualia The additional notes help Ruth Duck’s words sit a little more easily – bearing in mind an unusual emphasis on the closing syllables of lines 2 and 4 in each verse.

Alternatively, in Singing the Faith itself, the tune “Ruddle” (StF 618 – in fact another Ruth Duck hymn) works well with this hymn and would be easy for those new to it to pick up.

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Duck, Ruth (auth), France, Helmore, Thomas, Holy Communion, Justice and Peace, O Quanta Qualia, Ruddle.

Leave a comment below

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>