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The Wedding Banquet Lyrics

R- I cannot come,

I cannot come to the banquet,

Don't trouble me now,

I have married a wife,

I have bought me a cow,

I have fields and commitments,

That cost a pretty sum,

Pray hold me excused

I cannot come.

1- A certain man held a feast

On his fine estate in town.

He laid a festive table,

He wore a wedding gown,

He sent out invitations

To his neighbors far and wide,

But when the meal was ready

Each of them replied:

2- The master rose up in anger

Called his servants by name, said

Go into town, fetch the blind and the lame

Fetch the peasant and the pauper

For this I have willed:

My banquet must be crowded,

And my table must be filled.

3- When all the poor had assembled

There was still room to spare,

So the master demanded:

Go search everywhere.

Search the highways and the by ways,

And tell them to come in

My table must be filled

Before the banquet can begin.

4- Now God has written a lesson

For the rest of mankind:

If we are slow in responding

He may leave us behind.

He is preparing a banquet

For that great and glorious day,

When the Lord and Master calls

Us be certain not to say:

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