Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

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Robert G. McCutchan
1877–1958

Lyrics

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.