484. We Bid Thee Welcome in the Name

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.


Text Information
First Line: We bid thee welcome in the name
Title: We Bid Thee Welcome in the Name
Author: James Montgomery (1825, cento)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church: Ministry
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: "As Hymnodus Sacer," Leipzig, 1625

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