Welcome, Jesus, Welcome

In the ark most holy

Author: J. B. Atchinson
Tune: [In the ark most holy]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the ark most holy,
Once the Lord appeared,
There to bless His people,
Who His mandate feared;
Wheresoe’er this symbol
Found a resting place,
There were sweetest tokens
Of Jehovah’s grace.

Welcome, Jesus, welcome,
Welcome to my heart,
Make it now Thy dwelling-place,
And never more depart,
Make it now Thy dwelling-place,
And never more depart.

2 Now God’s chosen temple,
Where He will impart
Heaven’s richest blessings,
Is my sinful heart;
At the door He’s knocking,
Waiting to come in,—
Welcome, Jesus, welcome,
Cleanse my heart from sin. [Refrain]

3 Wheresoever Jesus
Is a welcome guest,
In the heart or household,
There is sweetest rest;
Welcome, blessed Saviour,
Show me now Thy grace,
Make my heart Thy temple,
Thine own dwelling-place. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #58

Author: J. B. Atchinson

Atchinson, Jonathan Bush, born at Wilson, New York, Feb. 17, 1840, and "licensed as a Methodist Preacher," Sept. 6, 1874. Of his hymns the following are the best known:— 1. Behold the stone is rolled away. [Easter.] This was Mr. Atchinson's first hymn. It appeared in the Sunday School Times, Dec. 1874. It is not in use in Great Britain. 2. Fully persuaded, Lord, I believe. [Faith.] Written in 1874 or 1875, and first published in Gospel Hymns, No. 1. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 149, with music by W. F. Sherwin. 3. I have read of a beautiful city. [Heaven.] Written about the same time as the former, and published in Gospel Hymns. It is given in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, No. 4… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the ark most holy
Title: Welcome, Jesus, Welcome
Author: J. B. Atchinson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Welcome, Jesus, welcome
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Helper in Sacred Song #58

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