Kindred in Christ, for his dear sakeAuthor: John Newton
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1 Kindred in Christ, for his dear sake,
A hearty welcome here receive;
May we together now partake
The joys which only he can give!
2 To you and us by grace 'tis given,
To know the Savior's precious name;
And shortly we shall meet in heaven,
Our hope, our way, our end, the same.
3 May he, by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above,
Make our communications sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love!
4 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians see each other thus;
We only wish to speak of him,
Who lived and died and rose for us.
5 We'll talk of all he did and said,
And suffered for us here below;
The path he marked for us to tread,
And what he's doing for us now.
6 Thus, as the moments pass away,
We'll love, and wonder and adore.
Lord, hasten on the glorious day
When we shall meet to part no more!
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
Kindred in Christ, for His dear sake. J. Newton. [Welcome to Christian Friends.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. ii., No. 70, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "A Welcome to Christian Friends." It is in common use in its original form, and also as: (1) "Kindred in Christ, to us 'tis given,” adapted for Union and Home Missionary Meetings, and (2) "May He by Whose kind care we meet," also suitable for similar gatherings.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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