Come to the Feast / Ven al Banquete

This bi-lingual Eucharist song was written by American Roman Catholic liturgical musician Bob Hurd, Salvadorian Spanish-speaking liturgical musician Jamie Cortez, and Pia Moriarty. It is dedicated to St Teresa's Parish in San Francisco.

It was first published by OCP Publications, in 1994.

There are separate Spanish and English language versions of the lyrics.   But these are often arranged in bi-lingual versions, taking part of each verse / chorus from each language.

The tune is sometimes called It has a 3/4 time signature, and in the key of C the first few notes of the melody are G EFG A G.

Sheet music is available for purchase (immediate download) from OCP'swebsite.



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Examples

Solo singer self-accompanied on keyboard:



Group with backing band:



Instrumental - flute:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here.

Spanish lyrics

These are currently available on this website.
A rough outline is:
1 Ven, ven al banquete. Ven a la fiesta de Dios ...

Chorus:
Ven, ven al banquete. Ven a la fiesta de Dios.
Ven a la cena de Cristo.

2 ¿Quién le puede dar de comer a la multitud? ...

3 Hay que darse a morir para cosechar ...

4 Los desamparados vendrán a partir el pan ...


English lyrics

These are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Chorus:
Come, come to the banquet, come, come to the feast.
Here the hungry find plenty,
here the thirsty shall drink,
Here at the supper of Jesus, come to the feast.

1 Like the child whose fishes and loaves fed the multitude ...

2 ‘Til the seed is given to earth, it is just one grain ...

3 In the stranger by our side, In the least and last ...

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