Song of Welcome (for Conventions)

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1 Happy children of the heavenly King,
Gathered now from far and near,
With united voice his praise we sing,
Who lends a listening ear.

While we welcome, gladly welcome
Kindred spirits of the royal line,
With the songs of heaven,
And light of life within
Let our joy abound and shine.

2 Gather trophies, give the cheering word,
More and more of Jesus know,
While we speak the praises of our Lord,
Who guides our steps below.

Now we welcome, gladly welcome
Kindred spirits of the royal line,
With the songs of heaven,
And light of life within
Let our joy abound and shine.

3 Wise are those who precious souls may win,
Let us seek the gift divine;
All the pure in heart, the free from sin
For Jesus still may shine.

Welcome ever, gladly welcome
Kindred spirits of the royal line,
With the songs of heaven,
And light of life within
Let our joy abound and shine.

4 In the home our light may shine so bright,
Other hearts, with joy supreme,
May, beneath the beams of purest light,
See Jesus doth redeem.

They will welcome, gladly welcome
Kindred spirits of the royal line,
With the songs of heaven,
And light of life within
Let our joy abound and shine.

5 Precious Word, a lamp to pilgrims' feet,
And the Spirit in the heart,
With a fervent prayer, we now entreat,
Christ, his best gifts to impart.

Making welcome, gladly welcome
Kindred spirits of the royal line,
With the songs of heaven,
And light of life within
Let our joy abound and shine.

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #155a

Author: Emma Frances Barrows

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Text Information

First Line: Happy children of the heavenly king
Title: Song of Welcome (for Conventions)
Author: Emma Frances Barrows
Language: English
Refrain First Line: While we welcome, gladly welcome
Publication Date: 1899
Copyright: Public domain.



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