1 Welcome, welcome, blessed servant,
Messenger of Jesus' grace!
O how beautiful the feet of
Him that brings good news of peace!
Priest of God, thy people's joy.
2 Saviour, bless his message to us,
Give us hearts to hear thy word
Speaking pardon, dearly purchas'd
By the sufferings of our Lord;
O reveal it,
To our poor and helpless souls.
3 Give reward of grace and glory
To thy faithful labourer dear,
Let the incense of our hearts be
Offer'd up in faith and prayer.
Bless, O bless him,
Now, henceforth, for evermore!Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #571