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O Lord, we welcome thee

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1 O Lord, we welcome Thee,
Our hearts for joy are leaping.
Thou, Jesus, dearest Child,
Thy precious promise keeping,
Art come from heav'n to earth
To be our Brother dear;
Thou, gracious Son of God,
Wilt banish all our fear.

2 The mighty Son of God,
His majesty concealing,
Dwells with our fallen race
To give us balm and healing.
The everlasting God
Descends from realms above,
Becomes a winsome Child,
Reveals His Father's love.

3 Ah, sweet and gentle name!
It echoes far are sounding,
It pierces hearts of stone
And tells of love abounding.
O Jesus, dearest Child,
On Thee will we rely,
And, calling on Thy name,
We die not when we die.

4 To Thee alone we cling,
For Thee all else forsaking;
On Thee alone we build
Tho' heav'n and earth be quaking.
To Thee alone we live,
In Thee alone we die;
O Jesus, dearest Lord,
With Thee we reign on high.

Amen.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #93

Author: Kaspar Ziegler

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Text Information

First Line: O Lord, we welcome thee
Author: Kaspar Ziegler

Tune

NUN DANKET

NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) in his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1647). Like most modern hymnals, the Psalter Hymnal prints the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) version. The tune w…

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