We bid thee welcome in the Name

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We bid thee welcome in the Name
Of Jesus, our exalted Head;
Come as a servant, so He came,
And we receive thee in His stead.

Come as a shepherd; guard and keep
This fold from hell, and earth, and sin;
Nourish the lambs, and feed the sheep,
The wounded heal, the lost bring in.

Come as a watchman; take thy stand
Upon thy tower amidst the sky;
And when the sword comes on the land,
Call us to fight, or warn to fly.

Come as an angel, hence to guide
A band of pilgrims on their way,
That, safely walking at thy side,
We fail not, faint not, turn, nor stray.

Come as a teacher sent from God,
Charged His whole counsel to declare;
Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod,
While we uphold thy hands with prayer.

Come as a messenger of peace,
Fill'd with the Spirit, fired with love;
Live to behold our large increase,
And die to meet us all above.

Sacred Poems and Hymns, 1854

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Notes

We bid Thee welcome in the Name. J. Montgomery. [Induction of a Minister.] This hymn is in the M. MSS., but is undated. It was published in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 535, and again in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 305, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "On the Appointment of a Minister." It is found in many collections, but usually in an abbreviated form.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

BRESLAU


KEBLE (Dykes)


FEDERAL STREET

Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d906
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d912
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d912
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #262Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d562
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #375Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #502Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d353
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d357
A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #763Page Scan
A Service Book: with a selection of tunes and hymns for Sabbath schools (6th ed.) #113bPage Scan
Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America, at their Session June 1831. 2nd ed. #153Page Scan
African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #668Page Scan
Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d971
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #764Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #510Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d986
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #547TextPage Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #808Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes #552Page Scan
Church Hymns and Tunes for use in Baptist Churches #d586
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #434Page Scan
Church Psalmody: or, hymns for public worship, selected from Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns, and the Congregational Hymn Book #466Page Scan
Common Praise: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #588Page Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d493
Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #489TextPage Scan
Gloria in Excelsis #d730
Gloria in Excelsis #d452
Gospel Melodies: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d184
Great Hymns of the Faith #533
Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #226Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d551
Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #226Page Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #292Tune InfoPage Scan
Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #319Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #848Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #711Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #711Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #353Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #353Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1007Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d858
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #571Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #571Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #873Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #571Page Scan
Lutheran Worship #262Text
Methodist Hymn and Tune Book: official hymn book of the Methodist Church #632Page Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #432TextPage Scan
New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #501Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #494Page Scan
Parish Psalmody #d883
Parish Psalmody #d899
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #939Page Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #116
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d761
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #985Page Scan
Sacred Poems and Hymns #305Text
Songs for the New Life #d695
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1194
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1010Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1010Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1010Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1010Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1010Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d601
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #603Page Scan
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #704aPage Scan
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #704bPage Scan
The A. M. E. Zion Hymnal #d570
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d958
The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book: adapted to the doctrines and usages of the church (6th ed.) #668Page Scan
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #489Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Praise Book #d521
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #807Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #282.807Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #939Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #807Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home #558Page Scan
The Baptist Hymnal. Shaped notes ed. #d620
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #558
The Baptist Praise Book #1171Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #542Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymnal for the use of Churches and Families #d671
The Centennial Hymnal #d426
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #579Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1073
The Church Hymn Book #d591
The Church Hymnal: the official hymnal of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ (13th ed.) #d454
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #709Page Scan
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d967
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #494Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1229Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #737Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #7144TextScoreAudio
The Evangelical Hymnal. Text ed. #d389
The Golden Harp #d362
The Gospel Praise Book #d491
The Gospel Psalmist #737Page Scan
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d443
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