I Cannot Come / The Wedding Banquet Song

This hymn by American Medical Mission Sister Miriam Therese Winter is based on the parable of the wedding banquet, from Matthew 22.

It was originally published in her 1966, collection "Joy is Like the Rain".   It has subsequently been published in other books, including Songlines, with some alternations to make the lyrics more inclusive.




As the lyrics are copyright, they cannot be reproduced here. But a rough outline of the song is:

I cannot come: I cannot come to the banquet ....

1   A certain man held a feast on his fine estate ....

2   The master rose up in anger ...

3   When all the poor had assembled ...

4   Now God has written a lesson ...

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