Scripture Verse

All the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee. Psalm 22:27


John Newton (1725–1807)

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), num­ber 70. A wel­come to Chris­tian friends.

Music: De­Pauw Ro­bert G. Mc­Cutch­an, 1930 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert G. McCutchan (1877–1958)


Kindred in Christ, for His dear sake,
A hear­ty wel­come here re­ceive;
May we to­ge­ther now par­take
The joys which on­ly He can give!

To you and us by grace ’tis giv’n,
To know the Sav­ior’s pre­cious name;
And short­ly we shall meet in Heav’n,
Our hope, our way, our end, the same.

May He, by whose kind care we meet,
Send His good Spir­it from above,
Make our com­mu­ni­ca­tions sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love!

Forgotten be each world­ly theme,
When Chris­tians see each oth­er thus;
We on­ly wish to speak of Him,
Who lived, and died, and reigns for us.

We’ll talk of all He did and said,
And suf­fered for us here be­low;
The path He marked for us to tread,
And what He’s do­ing for us now.

Thus, as the mo­ments pass away,
We’ll love, and won­der, and adore;
And hast­en on the glo­ri­ous day,
When we shall meet to part no more.