93. O Lord, We Welcome Thee

1 O Lord, we welcome Thee,
Our hearts for joy are leaping.
Thou, Jesus, dearest Child,
Thy precious promise keeping,
Art come from heav'n to earth
To be our Brother dear;
Thou, gracious Son of God,
Wilt banish all our fear.

2 The mighty Son of God,
His majesty concealing,
Dwells with our fallen race
To give us balm and healing.
The everlasting God
Descends from realms above,
Becomes a winsome Child,
Reveals His Father's love.

3 Ah, sweet and gentle name!
It echoes far are sounding,
It pierces hearts of stone
And tells of love abounding.
O Jesus, dearest Child,
On Thee will we rely,
And, calling on Thy name,
We die not when we die.

4 To Thee alone we cling,
For Thee all else forsaking;
On Thee alone we build
Tho' heav'n and earth be quaking.
To Thee alone we live,
In Thee alone we die;
O Jesus, dearest Lord,
With Thee we reign on high.


Text Information
First Line: O Lord, we welcome Thee
Title: O Lord, We Welcome Thee
German Title: Ich freue mich in dir
Author: Caspar Ziegler (1648)
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: CHRISTMAS
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1648)
Key: F Major

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