1 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.
2 Come as a shepherd; guard and keep
This fold from hell and world and sin;
Nourish the lambs and feed the sheep;
The wounded heal, the lost bring in.
3 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.
4 Come as a messenger of peace,
Filled with the Spirit, fired with love.
Live to behold our large increase
And die to meet us all above.
|First Line:||We bid thee welcome in the name|
|Title:||We Bid Thee Welcome in the Name|
|Author:||James Montgomery (1825, cento)|
|Topic:||The Church: Ministry|
|Name:||HERR JESU CHRIST, MEIN'S|
|Source:||"As Hymnodus Sacer," Leipzig, 1625|