Words: , 1746.

Music: Au­thor of Life, , in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875. Al­ter­nate tunes:

  • Auctor Vi­tae, , in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1916
  • Dolgelly, Welsh hymn mel­o­dy
  • Rhosymedre, , 1840

Author of life divine,
Who hast a table spread,
Furnished with mystic wine
And everlasting bread,
Preserve the life Thyself hast given,
And feed and train us up for Heav’n.

Our needy souls sustain
With fresh supplies of love,
Till all Thy life we gain,
And all Thy fullness prove,
And, strengthened by Thy perfect grace,
Behold without a veil Thy face.