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Welcome, welcome, friend

Full Text

1 Welcome, welcome, friend and pastor,
Tho' afar thy steps have been;
In His mercy God has brought thee
To thy home and charge again.

Refrain:
Welcome home, welcome home,
Welcome home, dear friend, welcome home,
With happy smiles we greet thee,
Greet thee once again;
Welcome, welcome home.

2 Welcome, welcome, friend and pastor,
Thou to every heart so dear;
We have long'd for thy returning,
We have miss'd thy words of cheer. [Refrain]

3 Welcome, welcome, friend and pastor,
This our earnest with for thee:
May the God of all preserve thee,
Long our faithful guide to be. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Lays: a new collection of songs, prepared and adapted for the Sunday School #140

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: Welcome, welcome, friend
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Welcome home, welcome



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