1 Now unite our hearts and voices
In a song of joy and praise;
Each one gathered here rejoices,
And a welcome note we raise.
Welcome, welcome, singing welcome,
2 Gladly, gladly, now we greet thee,
And a hearty welcome bring;
Teachers, children joy to meet thee,
And a loving welcome sing.
Welcome, welcome, &c.
3 Now to God, our heavenly Father,
Thanks from grateful hearts we pour--
He has kept thee safe from danger,
Brought thee back to us once more.
Welcome, welcome, &c.Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #858