We welcome thee in Jesus' name

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1 We welcome thee in Jesus' name;
He, the Great Shepherd of the sheep,
To us hath sent thee to proclaim
His Gospel and His flock to keep.

2 We welcome thee in this glad hour,
His messenger of peace and love;
Now may the Holy Spirit's power
Fall on thee richly from above.

3 Thy lips be touched with fire divine,
To speak of grace to dying men;
To win the lost the task be thin;
To guide them lest they stray again.

4 The chosen captain of the host;
Our leader sent of Christ to be;
Then shall we serve and please Him most
When with one heart we follow thee.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #307

Author: Ray Palmer

Palmer, Ray, D.D., son of the Hon. Thomas Palmer, a Judge in Rhode Island, was born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, Nov. 12, 1808. His early life was spent at Boston, where he was for some time clerk in a dry-goods store. At Boston he joined the Park Street Congregational Church, then under the pastoral care of Dr. S. E. Dwight. After spending three years at Phillips Academy, Andover, he entered Yale College, New Haven, where he graduated in 1830. In 1835 he became pastor of the Central Congregational Church, Bath, Maine. During his pastorate there he visited Europe in 1847. In 1850 he was appointed to the First Congregational Church, at Albany, New York, and in 1865 Corresponding Secretary to the American Congregational Union, New York. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: We welcome thee in Jesus' name
Author: Ray Palmer

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WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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