CXLIX. A Welcome to Christian Friends

1 Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake,
A hearty welcome here receive;
May we together now Partake
The Joys which only he can give!

2 To you and us by Grace 'tis giv'n,
To know the Saviour's precious name;
And shortly we shall meet in Heav'n,
Our Hope, our Way, our End, the same.

3 May he, by whose kind Care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above,
Make our Communications sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with Love!

4 Forgotten be each worldly Theme,
When Christians see each other thus;
We only wish to speak of him,
Who liv'd and dy'd and rose for us.

5 We'll talk of all he did and said,
And suffer'd for us here below;
The Path he mark'd for us to tread,
And what he's doing for us now.

6 Thus, as the Moments pass away,
We'll love, and Wonder and adore.
Lord, hasten on the glorious Day
When we shall meet to part no more!

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First Line: Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake
Title: A Welcome to Christian Friends
Language: English
Publication Date: 1791
Topic: Brotherly Love
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