1 Welcome, thou well belov'd of God,
Thou heir of grace, redeem'd by blood;
Welcome with us thy hand to join,
As partner of our lot divine.
2 With us the pilgrim's state embrace,
We're trav'lling to a blissful place;
The Holy Ghost, who knows the way,
Conduct thee on from day to day.
3 Take up thy cross, and bear it on,
It shall be light, and not be long;
Soon shalt thou sit with Jesus down,
And wear an everlasting crown.
Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #348