‘Tis Set, The Feast Divine ~ hymn

Tis Set The Feast Divine hymn

At Home Dad led the singing this morning at worship and he chose another hymn that I was not familiar with to sing prior to sharing communion. This hymn is by L. O. Sanderson and Vana R. Raye. It is a beautiful melody with words that really focused in on the Lord’s Supper which we were about to eat. It is not long but the focus is sharp.

Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, and Luke 22:17-23 all give account of Jesus eating the Passover feast with His disciples. During this, He gave them instruction to remember Him through the eating of the bread and the drinking of the fruit of the vine until He returns. Paul reiterated these instructions in I Corinthians 11.

Jesus gave his life so that we may have life. He commanded us to continue to remember this by sharing this memorial feast each week together. This hymn helps us to focus on the pieces of that feast – the bread representing his body on the cross and the fruit of the vine representing his blood. His death is what we should focus on so that we see the sacrifice given in our place.

And that is followed by the resurrection of Jesus which replaced death with life and sin with holiness. Jesus’ sacrifice is remembered each week by those of His church and this hymn give great focus to that memorial feast.

‘Tis Set, The Feast Divine

lyrics: Vana R. Raye
music: S.O. Sanderson

1. ‘Tis set, the feast divine –
The bread, the fruit of the vine –
And saints commune before the shrine,
In the supper of the Lord.

2. May we the Lord discern,
His death our holy concern;
We feast in faith, His coming yearn,
In the supper of the Lord.

Lori, At Home.


2 thoughts on “‘Tis Set, The Feast Divine ~ hymn

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) March 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm Reply

    I have never heard this short communion hymn before. Very to the point isn’t it?

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 20, 2019 at 3:35 pm Reply

      Yes. I think that and the singability of it is what really appeals to me.

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