Come to the Banquet

COME TO THE BANQUET

Mike Mirabella © 1985, 2019

Listen to “Come to the Banquet”


Come to the banquet, come sit by his side,

His table is waiting, and friends have arrived.

You have been chosen the most honored guest

Of our Master and Savior Lord Jesus.

(A)

He’s calling to you, yes, you at the door,

Come in from the cold, come make yourself warm;

The food is abundant, and all has been blessed

By our Master and Savior Lord Jesus.


Verse 1Group Response
Look all around you,So many strangers here,
What do you see?Who could they be?
Why, beggars and blind men,Rascals and scoundrels,
Cripples and thieves,Perhaps we should leave!
Where are your neighbors,All having coffee,
Your affluent friends?Flaunting and counting,
Had other commitments,Just couldn’t be here,
They send their regrets.We’ll ask ‘um again!


They shall go hungry and long to be fed
By our Master and Savior Lord Jesus.

Come to the banquet, come sit by his side,
His table is waiting and friends have arrived.
You have been chosen the most honored guest
Of our Master and Savior, Lord Jesus.

(B)

Those who are first shall make way for the least,

The mighty shall hunger, the hungry shall eat;

All who are humble shall share in the feast

With our Master and Savior Lord Jesus.

Verse 2Group Response
Who wears the apron?Rubbing and scrubbing
Who opens the door?Who sweeps the floor?
Who sets a table?Crystal and sparkle
Then welcomes the poor?So, that’s whom it’s for!
No earthly treasureNo ‘mount of money,
Could pay back in kind.Accounts have been settled;
Promise of Heaven,Nothing so precious as
Life for all time;Praise him forever!

Sets the example that we do the same,
Our Master and Savior, Lord Jesus.

Come to the banquet, come sit by his side,
His table is waiting, and friends have arrived.
His table is waiting, and friends have arrived.
His table is waiting, and friends have arrived.

Happy Easter

Pam and I hope you are enjoying the springtime. We want to share a song I wrote in 1979.

You can see the updated lyrics developed with Nedi Rivera in 2019 below. If you enjoy this song, you can find more music on

Our Jesus Rose on Easter Morning

Mike Mirabella ©1979, 2019

*Additional verse: Nedi Rivera

Refrain:

Our Jesus rose on Easter Morning,

He came to sing a love song,

He came to be our friend.

When he returns in all his glory,

He’s going to find us singing

And his song will never end.

Jesus found us crying and dried our bitter tears,

Held us in his loving arms and told us not to fear;

Jesus died and set us free, then, rose again yes, we believe

He’s standing right beside us, sure as we are standing here.

Refrain:

Our Jesus rose on Easter Morning,

He came to sing a love song,

He came to be our friend.

When he returns in all his glory,

He’s going to find us singing

And his song will never end.

Before our Jesus found us, we were sinful and profane,

Pride was our affliction, ‘Lonesome’ was our name.

Then, somewhere in our misery, he shined his light that we might see,

We are worth redeeming; he loves us just the same.

Refrain:

Our Jesus rose on Easter Morning,

He came to sing a love song,

He came to be our friend.

When he returns in all his glory,

He’s going to find us singing

And his song will never end.

* Jesus rose so we could live our lives abundantly,

To sing a song of blessing and to dance eternally;

Jesus rose to show us love, and send the Spirit like a dove,

Who brings us all together in hope-filled ministry.

Refrain:

Our Jesus rose on Easter Morning,

He came to sing a love song,

He came to be our friend.

When he returns in all his glory,

He’s going to find us singing

And his song will never end.

Celebrate Lovers’ Day

Mike and Pam Mirabella, Celebrate Lovers' Day

CELEBRATE THIS ‘LOVERS DAY’

A Valentine Prayer ❤

When we awake this ‘Lovers Day,’

We’ll speak, ‘Our God’ and offer praise;

We’ll pause to ask for special grace,

When we awake this ‘Lovers Day,’

 

When we arise this ‘Lovers Day,’

We’ll thank our partner face to face,

Recall some kindness each has made:

A show of trust, an act of faith,

A gentle touch, a warm embrace.

 

If there is cause at all today

To wipe a tear or lay blame,

We’ll both agree to offer grace;

Spare each other from the shame,

Forgive the debt we can’t repay.

 

Let’s then, begin to celebrate

Our holy bond, this special day;

We’ll both rejoice as we proclaim:

Let every day be ‘Lover’s Day’!

 

-Mike & Pam Mirabella❤

 

© 2019, Mike Mirabella