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Pastor's Welcome

By our Father called to labor

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [By our Father called to labor]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 By our Father called to labor
In the cause to us so dear;
Take, O take our warmest greeting,—
Faithful Pastor, welcome here.
We are gathered where the glory
Of the Lord so oft has shone;
While around this sacred altar
Precious seasons we have known.

Welcome here, thrice welcome here,
Faithful Pastor, welcome here,
Sent of God our hearts to cheer,
Faithful Pastor, welcome here.

2 Sound aloud the trump of Zion,
Let its joyful tones be heard;
Full salvation, grace unbounded,
Free to all thro’ Christ the Lord.
Warn the careless, win the erring,
Cheer the mourner, help the weak;
Preach the word of God with boldness,
He will tell thee what to speak. [Chorus]

3 Fear thou not though duties press thee,
As thy day thy strength shall be;
Sow the seed and wait with patience,
There’s a harvest time for thee.
When thy work of love is ended,
Be it thine a crown to wear,
With the souls thy God will give thee
Set like fadeless jewels there. [Chorus]

Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #240

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By our Father called to labor
Title: Pastor's Welcome
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Welcome here, thrice welcome



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Gospel Praise Book, enlarged ed. #d19

TextAudioPage Scan

Gospel Praise Book. #240

The Victory #d48

Wreath of Praise #d22

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